SWAH steps up to help hospitals cope with Covid fallout

NON-COVID patients from across the North are to be sent to the SWAH for surgeries and treatments that cannot currently be performed elsewhere due to the pandemic surge.  Procedures from other hospitals, beginning with those in Belfast, are now being redirected to the Enniskillen hospital in the short term, however it is understood health officials […]

Anger at hospital carpark charges ‘kick in the teeth’

PEOPLE across Fermanagh have been left outraged following a decision made by the Department of Health (DoH) to restore car parking charges at SWAH. Jill Weir, pictured below, Health campaigner and Chairwown for the ‘Unison’ Fermanagh and Omagh branch told the Herald that she was “appalled” with such a decision, branding it a “kick in […]


Trust insists no threat to SWAH maternity service

IN RESPONSE to a story in last week’s Herald on plans for public consultations on maternity services at SWAH, the Western Trust have insisted there is no current threat to the maternity unit in Enniskillen.  “There are no threats to maternity services at South West Acute Hospital,” a spokeswoman said. Concerns were raised for the […]

Family of stroke victim in plea to save SWAH unit

A FERMANAGH family whose mother is currently a patient in the SWAH stroke unit has spoken out about the devastating affect its closure would have on other families across the county.  Lisnaskea woman Kathleen McCaffrey (78) has been a patient in the unit for around ten weeks after she suffered two serious strokes.  The McCaffrey […]


Raised eyebrows at new weight loss surgery at SWAH

THERE has been a mixed reaction to news SWAH could be getting the North’s first ever weight loss surgery centre, with some suggesting the money should be spent on reducing current waiting lists.  The Department of Health this week announced it was planning on opening its first ever centre for bariatric surgery, and it was […]