Singalongs proving a hit with care home residents

ELDERLY people everywhere are well known for singing along to their favourite tunes. Well, Fermanagh is no different with residents in many care homes lifting their spirits by joining in sing-songs with the help of a local tenor.  Fermanagh tenor Andrew Irwin who last week won the ‘Audience Prize’ at the Northern Ireland Opera Festival, […]

Andrew wins audience prize at Festival of Voice

FERMANAGH tenor Andrew Irwin is hitting all the right notes this weather. Andrew, who sings hymns regularly at Rossorry Church of Ireland, won the Audience Prize at the Northern Ireland Opera’s Festival of Voice at the weekend. The competition was held over a week in Belfast with just five selected finalists from across the island […]

Colorado residents are busting the lockdown blues…

The residents at Colorado private residential home near Lisnaskea have been singing, painting and solving jig-saws in a bid to bust the lockdown blues.  The home was one of the first to close its doors to visitors at the beginning of lockdown in a bid to keep residents safe. Since then the residents have been […]

Nursing home evacuated over Covid-19 fears

A BALLYSHANNON nursing home has been evacuated over concerns of a possible Covid-19 outbreak at the facility.  The Irish Red Cross and Irish Civil Defence Forces were drafted in to help evacuate 19 patients from the Rock Community Hospital in the border town last week. The Herald understands a number of staff at the home […]

Care homes are taking a ‘case by case’ approach

THE Public Health Agency (PHA) has not issued any additional guidelines for care homes here to follow in relation to the spread of Covid-19. A spokeswoman for the PHA told the Herald that any visiting restrictions placed on homes would be on a case-by-case basis, and only where necessary. “If nursing or residential homes have […]

Public meeting to campaign against care home closure

A PUBLIC MEETING will take place on Tuesday May 5 against the proposed closure of Creamery House care home in Kesh. The proposals were revealed a number of weeks in a document detailing cost-cutting measures that the Western Trust has proposed as part of £13m worth of savings that must be made in the next […]