Last push for public to have say before stroke deadline

FERMANAGH Stroke Support Group are out and about around the county ahead of the final stroke consultation deadline.   After years of passionate local campaigning to keep the ward five open, this is the last chance for Fermanagh people to submit their views to have their say in the fight to keep the stroke unit.  Earlier […]

£27m bill for hospital locums doubled in just two years

AMID growing fears over the future of services at South West Acute Hospital, it has been revealed that the Western Trust is spending £27 million per year on locum staff, amounting to over £2 million per month.  The Western Trust is relying on the use of temporary doctors, health professionals, nurses and admin staff costing […]

Trust insists reduction in gynae services is temporary

THE Western Trust has insisted that a reduction in the number of gynaecology patients being seen at at in South West Acute Hospital is a temporary measure. Last week, in response to a request from the Herald, the Western Trust denied that there was any threat to maternity services, but one week on, the Trust […]