Patient travelling 230 miles a week for treatment

FERMANAGH patients are being forgotten and “left just to deal with it themselves.” That is the heartbreaking message from one local woman currently battling cancer, who, just a couple of months after surgery, is currently having to travel at least 232 miles for appointments each week, including chemotherapy in Derry and physiotherapy in Omagh. This […]

‘We put the fun in fundraising’ – Cancer Connect NI

WHILE the focus is on breast cancer given the month that’s in it, Cancer Connect NI offers support for all local patients experiencing the disease. At its homely base in the central-yet-private location of Forthill Road in Enniskillen, the charity offers a wide range of supports and services to all cancer patients, from courses and […]

Conference boom continues with fly fishing coup

FERMANAGH is continuing to grow its reputation as a conference destination, with another large delegation preparing to descend on the county in the coming weeks. This time it will be the turn of the Irish Fly Fair and Angling Show, which is coming to the Killyhevlin Hotel on November 18 and 19. Having previously been […]

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 […]