“These problems pre-dated covid but the pandemic has brought it forward quicker,” he said.
The Stormont ministers have agreed to extend the Covid19 lockdown restrictions until April 1. The current lockdown was planned until March 5 but Health Minister Robin Swann previously warned that these restrictions could be extended further. It is expected that a review of the measures will take place on March 18. The strict measures were […]
A LOCAL Councillor has demanded that houses are built in Fermanagh as there is a ‘housing crisis’ and rural communities are going to suffer. The Housing Executive has confirmed it has commenced the 2020/2021 Rural Housing Need Testing programme which will examine the need for social housing in three villages in Fermanagh – Donagh, Newtownbutler […]
LAKELAND FORUM will be used to facilitate the delivery of the Covid19 vaccine programme for healthcare workers in the coming weeks. Western Trust officials are preparing for the roll out of phase one of the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme from December 14. The vaccine programme will be operated from Omagh Leisure Centre and the Lakeland Forum […]
Dr Brown said he understands that people want to see their loved ones particularly at Christmas, and said visiting options are being explored.
FODC Chief Executive Alison McCullagh said she can confirm that she has recieved the resignation of Cllr Smyth.
HEALTHCARE workers who are ‘tired and dealing with a lot’ have been praised for their huge efforts of working through the second wave of the pandemic. Hospitals across the Western Trust have been experiencing high levels of Covid19 admissions and hundreds of staff members are off work due to illness or self isolation. Last Friday, […]
“There is a slight concern over patients who have cancelled their appointments themselves.”
THE use of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) in local hospitals has increased by over 2,000 per cent but Western Trust state they are in a ‘tremendous position’ with ten days of stock available. Speaking at a recent Western Trust Board meeting Chief Executive Anne Kilgallen said, “Our PPE situation has become more predictable. “For example […]
There has also been five staff clusters identified in the past month, with two or more staff members testing positive for Covid-19.