Hundreds not showing up for appointments

THE LOCAL public is being urged to support the local health service by making sure they attend their hospital appointments, after it was revealed well over 500 people didn’t turn up to for their appointments at SWAH in one month. Cllr Victor Warrington, who works closely with the Western Trust in his role as a […]

Almost half of patients are waiting more than a year for appointments

WAITING times for health appointments and procedures have grown since the start of the pandemic, but the Health Minister has warned patients should expect to wait even longer as the crisis drags on. The stark reality of the impact Covid-19 has been having on our health service has been officially laid bare in the Department […]

‘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 […]

Patients demand more from South West Acute Hospital

RISING numbers of patients in Fermanagh are being forced to make four hour round trips to Derry’s Altnagelvin Hospital for often routine appointments with hospital consultants – and many frustrated that they are not being seen at the new South West Acute Hospital in Enniskillen.