Legal victory for terminally ill Derrylin woman 

A SOCIAL Security (Terminal Illness) Bill which was recently passed will improve the support that is provided to those who are terminally ill here in Fermanagh, by extending the current six-month criteria to 12 months. The ‘Herald previously reported that the Law Centre NI had brought a case forward on behalf of Derrylin woman, Lorraine […]

Heartbreak as sisters-in-law pass away just hours apart

THE village of Newtownbutler has been left ‘heartbroken’ following the death of two devoted sisters-in-law who both passed away from cancer within hours of each other. The late Mary McDonald (62) of Drumcru Road and Margaret Byrne (75) of Camphill Park, have been described as community stalwarts who were the ‘fabric’ of the parish and close […]

‘Working together is at the heart of everything we do’ – CAMHS

HE Western Trust’s Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) has said that the Covid-19 pandemic presented new challenges for children and young people across the area. While the Western Trust service currently has 540 young people on its waiting list, referral demand continues to outstrip CAMHS capacity and the team has continued to see […]

Stormont collapse could put rural healthcare into turmoil

THE collapse of Stormont could have a detrimental impact on rural healthcare services here in Fermanagh warns one local councillor. Speaking to the Herald after a recent public meeting with staff from Maple healthcentre based in Lisnaskea, Cllr Eamon Keenan revealed that funding allocated by the department of health to provide multidisciplinary teams (MDTs) to […]

New football team to help men deal with baby loss

AN Enniskillen man is on one almighty mission to raise awareness and offer support to those who have been impacted by baby loss through the power of sport. Sands United FC Enniskillen was recently set-up by Dean Merrett in the hopes of providing a support network to help men and families cope with their bereavement […]

Swann welcomes military assistance for health service

THE Department of Health has confirmed that its latest request for military assistance for the Northern Ireland health service has been approved. The Health Minister said: “Our health service has been battling Covid and its numerous obstacles for two years. Whilst the recent surge in Omicron cases did not translate into the possible worst case scenario […]