Super-fan Sheeran gatecrashes McKenna’s interview

SINGING SENSATION Ed Sheeran interrupted Ipswich Town manager Kieran McKenna’s post-match interview last week to give the Coa man a hearty congratulatory hug after their win over Watford in the Championship. Ipswich Town beat the Hornets 2-1 last Tuesday night, bringing McKenna’s team to the top of the Championship, making it his fourth win in a […]

Patients urged to be patient at SWAH ED

THOSE attending the Emergency Department (ED) at the SWAH are being urged to be patient, as the hospital continues to deal with extremely high patient numbers. Over the past couple of weeks the Western Trust has issued a number of public appeals for people to only attend the local ED in the event of a […]

Ancidents against A&E staff are ‘despicable’

THE NUMBER of times Police have been called to the South West Acute Hospital Emergency Department within the last three years has been revealed. A Freedom of Information request by this newspaper sought details on the number of times Police were called to incidents of violence at the local Emergency Department. A response to this query […]

SWAH at full capacity as winter pressures hit hard

THE SOUTH West Acute Hospital is currently operating at full capacity, with patients currently having to wait to be admitted, however only a small percentage of its inpatients are being treated for Covid.  At the time of gong to print on Tuesday there were currently 20 Covid patients at SWAH, none of whom were being […]

Radical health plan could restrict public use of A&E

AS the health service ‘resets’ following the peak of the Covid crisis locally, it has been proposed that A&E access should be limited to ambulances only in future. Last week the Western Trust revealed the Emergency Department (ED) at SWAH had been becoming steadily busier in recent times and demand for the service had returned […]