Patient stories lay bare reality of surgery withdrawal

HUNDREDS of patient experience stories gathered by campaign group Save Our Acute Services (SOAS) have laid bare the grim reality now facing Fermanagh patients since the withdrawal of emergency general surgery (EGS) from the SWAH.

Over the past year, since EGS at the Enniskillen hospital was suspended indefinitely, the Western Trust has repeatedly stated that it has put in place patient pathways to ensure local people receive emergency treatment in a safe and timely manner, and that no patients have experienced ‘negative outcomes’ as a result of the change of service.

However, the hundreds of stories gathered by SOAS paint an entirely different picture.


To read more on this story see this week’s Fermanagh Herald. Can’t get to the shop to collect your copy? No problem! You can download a copy straight to your device by following this link

To read more.. Subscribe to current edition

Receive quality journalism wherever you are, on any device. Keep up to date from the comfort of your own home with a digital subscription.
Any time | Any place | Anywhere


The Fermanagh Herald is published by North West of Ireland Printing & Publishing Company Limited, trading as North-West News Group.
Registered in Northern Ireland, No. R0000576. 28 Belmore Street, Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, BT74 6AA