SWAH ‘consolation prize’ blasted as ‘disgraceful’

THE new elective surgery unit for overnight patients at the South West Acute Hospital (SWAH) has been blasted as a “disgraceful consolation prize”. Announced by the Western Trust, the new unit has its first patients this week in a move to help the Health Service in the North reduce waiting lists for surgical procedures. However, […]

Teenager suffers head injuries in town assault

DETECTIVES are appealing for information after a 19-year-old man suffered injuries to his head after he was assaulted in the Belmore Street area of Enniskillen during the early hours of Monday morning. A 19-year-old man suffered injuries to his head after he was assaulted. He was taken to hospital where he is still receiving treatment […]

Archaeologists uncover ancient human remains

A 4,000-YEAR-OLD cremation urn, containing the remains of a Bronze Age person, is one of many “very significant” items recently found in the Erne waterway.  As reported in last week’s Herald, a large cache of thousands of Bronze and Stone Age tools were found in a Leitrim lake during the lockdown. This latest discovery was […]

Use of safety gear increases by 2000%

THE use of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) in local hospitals has increased by over 2,000 per cent but Western Trust state they are in a ‘tremendous position’ with ten days of stock available. Speaking at a recent Western Trust Board meeting Chief Executive Anne Kilgallen said, “Our PPE situation has become more predictable. “For example […]



THERE are fresh fears for the future of services at SWAH after it was revealed the Western Trust has to find £20 million in savings by early next year. Once again the people of Fermanagh are gearing up for a battle against health cuts after it emerged the Western Trust has been told it urgently […]