SWAH nurses next to protest on picket lines

NURSES from the South West Acute Hospital (SWAH) in Enniskillen took part in two day-long strikes for more pay in the past week. Thousands of nurses took to the picket lines at hospitals across the North last Thursday and yesterday (Tuesday). Despite the wintery conditions, nurses of all ages and levels were out in force at the SWAH throughout the two days of protests. Independent […]

Mother’s anger as no doctor on duty at out of hours

A MOTHER has hit out after she was left waiting for hours for a call back as there was no doctor on duty at the local Out of Hours GP service. The woman, who did not wish to be named, contacted the Herald after the incident earlier this month. “We said it was an emergency […]

Crunch meeting on growing fears over doctors crisis

A PUBLIC meeting has been planned for the Donn Carragh Hotel, Lisnaskea this Friday, 6th January (at 7.30pm) to highlight concerns about the future of local GP surgeries. To date, the GP surgery in Maguiresbridge has closed and patients requiring attention are being diverted to two named doctors on a Brookeborough phone number. Its closure […]

75% of GP practices ‘to close within five years’

FERMANAGH could be left with only five GP practices serving the whole county by 2021, doctors have warned this week. The stark message from the General Practitioners Committee means 13 of the 18 GP practices in Fermanagh could close, leaving patients having to travel up to 40 miles to see a doctor. With no GPs […]