‘Lovely wee lady’ Lottie (105) passes peacefully

THE DEATH has occurred of one of Fermanagh’s oldest residents. Charlotte (Lottie) Johnston passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 31 at the Graan Abbey Care Home, Enniskillen, aged 105.  Mrs Johnston, formerly of Burnside Park, Enniskillen, had celebrated many milestone birthdays surrounded by friends and family. She had received a telegram from the Queen to […]

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 […]

Concerns raised over safety issues at nursing home

THE Graan Abbey Nursing Home has been issued with two failure to comply notices after issues related to medicine management were highlighted. The latest inspection carried out on 27 November by the Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA) reported that “management of medicines was not robust”. The report raised concerns by flagging areas where the […]