GP hits out at system stopping doctors coming home

WITH local GP services at breaking point, a local doctor has hit out at the systemic restrictions putting GPs off coming home to practise. In recent years the situation with GP cover in rural parts of the county has become increasingly precarious, with doctors retiring and resigning but no doctors available to replace them. However, there […]

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Fermanagh GP crisis ’15 years in the making’

Ederney GP Dr Brendan O’Hare has said that the GP crisis is ‘15 years in the making’ due to ‘poor central planning’ by The Department of Health. “We are in a crisis, it is actually beyond a crisis with regards to recruitment of new GPs and we in Fermanagh and Tyrone have a very large […]

Number of Fermanagh Covid deaths would be ‘enormous’

DESPITE the soaring number of Covid cases across the county, there is plenty of evidence to show the vaccines are saving a significant number of local lives. Indeed, one local doctor has stressed if it wasn’t for the vaccination programme, given the current case numbers the number of Fermanagh Covid deaths right now would be […]

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Vaccine helping wipe Covid out of Fermanagh care homes

COVID is quickly “disappearing” from Fermanagh’s nursing homes and things are “definitely moving in the right direction”, thanks to the ever-improving roll out of the vaccine programme.  That’s according to prominent local GP Dr Brendan O’Hare, who said that, following initial supply difficulties, the roll out had since picked up speed at local surgeries. Coupled […]

Millcrodft staff were ‘absolutely incredible’ says son

A FERMANAGH doctor whose father died after contracting Covid at a local nursing home has praised the hard work and dedication of the staff who cared for him. Cyril O’Hare (89) passed away peacefully at the end of October in the Millcroft Care Home in Enniskillen. A father-of-five, including to sons Dr Brendan O’Hare, GP […]

Learn to live with virus

A FERMANAGH doctor has said he fears Covid lockdowns are doing more harm than good in the community, and has urged the powers-that-be not to impose heavy restrictions at Christmas. Dr Brendan O’Hare, who lost his 89-year-old father to the virus just weeks ago, told the Herald he is “becoming increasingly concerned about the unintended […]