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Drumclay Care Home re-opens this week

Just one year since it’s closure was first announced, Drumclay Care Home has officially re-opened.  The care facility in Enniskillen re-opened this week under the Western Trust and aims to provide a new care model for older people during the transition from hospital and home.  The owners of Drumclay Care Home, Ebbay Group, announced the […]

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Drumclay to be hospital halfway house

DRUMCLAY Care Home, which is due to reopen again in the near future, will be a type of ‘halfway house’ for patients, acting as a bridge between hospital and home, according to the Western Trust. Around half of inpatients at SWAH over the age of 70 at any given time, and many over the age […]

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Nursing home to ease pressure on SWAH capacity

THE Western Trust has confirmed it has now taken out a 12 month lease of Drumclay Nursing Home in Enniskillen, with the home reopening again in the near future.  Deputy chief executive of the Western Trust Kieran Downey has previously told the Herald the takeover of the lease of Drumclay was being considered to ease […]

Patients ‘stuck’ in hospital waiting for care packages

THERE are over 20 in-patients at local hospitals who are there simply awaiting a care package or nursing home place. This includes some who have been taken in to the Tyrone and Fermanagh Hospital.  Following the closure of Drumclay Nursing Home in Enniskillen on December 12th, and with the Graan Abbey Nursing Home not currently […]

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Fears on future of care homes

AS DRUMCLAY Care Home prepares to close its doors for the final time there have been calls for urgent action to be taken to save the entire nursing home sector in Fermanagh.  The Enniskillen care home, which announced in September it would be closing due to a shortage of nurses, will shut on December 12th. […]

Fears for the future of elderly as care home closes

CONCERNS have been raised about the provision of care for Fermanagh’s elderly after a care home in Enniskillen has announced it’s closure due to staff shortages.  Drumclay Care Home currently has 34 residents and families impacted were told about the closure at a meeting last Wednesday night.  The home, which is owned by Ebbay Ltd […]