‘No show’ patients costs SWAH over £3 million


MORE than 18,000 people failed to show up for appointments at SWAH clinics between January and October in 2017 alone, costing the hospital over £3 million. Non-attendance at appointments, or people cancelling on the day of their appointment, at consultant-led clinics is a massive problem at the hospital. A total of 18,204 patients did not […]


A busy New Year at the A&E as patient numbers soar


IT WAS a busy start to 2018 at the Emergency Department of the South West Acute Hospital which, like all hospitals across the North, was inundated during the holiday period. On December 30 the Western Trust issued a notice on their social media accounts stating there were high numbers of patients attending both the SWAH […]


Wintery weekend to follow winds


AFTER the recent visits of storms Dylan and Eleanor, the forecast for the week ahead is for more windy and unsettled weather. A yellow weather warning from the Met Office, and a Status Orange warning from Met Eireann, remained in place on Wednesday, for the entire country as Eleanor sweeped across Ireland. Strong westerly winds […]

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