Council backs inquiry call into Covid handling in care homes

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 […]

Care homes struggle with growing Covid challenges

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 […]

Safety of our elderly ‘must be top priority’

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 […]