SWAH ‘surplus capacity’ used for hip operations

PATIENTS are traveling from across the North to the SWAH for long-awaited hip replacements, as part of an arrangement to make use of the “surplus theatre capacity” at the Enniskillen hospital. It had been rumoured in the local area recently that an unused ward at SWAH had been taken over by a private health provider. […]


Up to five years’ wait for knee and hip operations

  FERMANAGH patients needing new hips and knees are having to wait up to five years for an outpatients appointment, and at times over four years to be admitted as an impatient.  In the Western Trust’s latest report into orthopaedic services, the area of health concerned with bones and joints, it was revealed the longest […]