THE Council has backed by a majority vote a call by the Commissioner for Older People Eddie Lynch for a public inquiry into the handling of the Covid-19 pandemic in Northern Ireland care homes. He said it was time for answers and called on the Stormont Executive to instigate a public inquiry into why care home […]
THERE is great news on the virus front this week – Fermanagh’s care homes are now officially Covid free! With the vaccine roll out continuing at pace, there has barely been one handful of positive cases among the over 80s in Fermanagh for over a month now, with case numbers also falling rapidly in the […]
JUST LIKE the SWAH, local care homes are struggling to cope with continued staff absences and the rising cases of Covid in the community. Up until the end of December there had been 20 recorded outbreaks of Covid at care homes declared to the Western Trust. At the same time, homes in the Trust area […]
Dr Brown said he understands that people want to see their loved ones particularly at Christmas, and said visiting options are being explored.
“The roll out of full testing is a policy priority for residents and staff across all care homes.”
Latest figures published today by NISRA show that 61 deaths involving COVID-19 occurred in the last week, from 9th to 15th May.
THE FERMANAGH public has been urged to be very sensible and highly vigilant when it comes to visiting elderly relatives for the foreseeable future, as the coronavirus spreads across the country. While the virus is not currently in Fermanagh, that we are aware of, medical experts have advised the public to take measures to ensure […]