“People can make changes if there are enough numbers.”
WHILE the number of Covid patients at SWAH has fallen dramatically in recent times, the numbers attending the hospital’s Emergency Department (ED) with serious illnesses has increased. Assistant director of emergency care at the Western Trust, Mark Gillespie, has said while the hospital remains “challenged daily”, with the severity of patients presenting to the SWAH […]
The new system requires patients to phone the ED before attending.
The the aim of the new initiative is to reduce pressure and footfall by redirecting patients away from the ED.
THE number of patients who had to wait more than 12 hours to be seen at the SWAH Emergency Department (ED) has increased dramatically this winter. While there was also an increase in the number of people attending ED, the Western Trust has said the reason for the growing waiting times has been due […]
Patients were faced with lengthy waiting times and delays in admission as pressure mounted at the Emergency Department at the South West Acute Hospital over the weekend. It is believed that approximately 18 patients had been waiting on trolleys overnight on Monday 11 February. The Herald had asked the Trust to confirm how many patients […]
“People need to realise that it is for emergencies, it isn’t for common colds or flus or minor aliments.”
Conor Rogers (48) from Drumannon Rise, Omagh was convicted last month of using disorderly behaviour at the Emergency Department of SWAH
District Judge Michael Ranaghan sentenced Rodgers to two months in prison.
The rise comes despite ongoing appeals by the Western Trust urging people to only attend A&E in the event of an emergency.