Current GP situation “unsustainable”

THERE have been renewed calls for health chiefs to meet with local representatives over ongoing issues of GP cover in the county, following the recent chaos in Lisnaskea.  The town’s Maple Health Centre was already under pressure even before it saw its patient load significantly increase with GP retirements and the closure of other surgeries […]

Longer library hours boon for local people

INTERNET accessibility has long been an issue for those living in rural Fermanagh and it’s patchy coverage is an ongoing cause of frustration for many.  In a bid to tackle the problem Libraries NI have launched a pilot scheme giving those living in rural Fermanagh the opportunity to access Wi-Fi and computer facilities out of […]

‘Disastrous’ Lisnaskea driver is back in court

A LISNASKEA man with a ‘disastrous record’ has been sentenced for committing numerous driving offences.  Nathan Phair (22) of Castlebalfour Park Lisnaskea appeared at Enniskillen Magistrates court on Monday facing charges of theft of vehicle, dangerous driving, driving when unfit through Drink/Drugs, possessing Class B Controlled Drug, no driving licence and using a motor vehicle […]

Care home

Long treks for hospital visits linked to staff shortage

AT a time when SWAH is struggling to attract nursing staff, it has been revelaed  that the cost of attracting overseas nurses to the North is ‘ballooning’ as recruiting firms received £750,000 to fill nursing vacancies.  And a local health service campaigner has claimed that the growing number of Fermanagh people having to travel to […]