Hopes high Roslea surgery could be reopened

HOPE is growing GP services could be finally be returning to Roslea.  It is now over two years since the village’s surgery shut, leaving the area without a doctor for the first time in 170 years. Since 2017 patients have been forced to make the 35 mile round trip to Lisnaskea to see a GP.  […]

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Nursing home to ease pressure on SWAH capacity

THE Western Trust has confirmed it has now taken out a 12 month lease of Drumclay Nursing Home in Enniskillen, with the home reopening again in the near future.  Deputy chief executive of the Western Trust Kieran Downey has previously told the Herald the takeover of the lease of Drumclay was being considered to ease […]

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New plans to reopen nursing home to free up SW hospital

DRUMCLAY Nursing Home could be reopened in the near future, with the Western Trust considering taking over the shut-down home, the Herald can reveal.  Currently a third of all patients at SWAH each week are over the age of 85, while over half are over the age of 70. Deputy chief executive of the Western […]

‘You’re talking s**t’, senior health official tells man

THE Deputy Chief Executive of the Western Trust has been forced to apologise after an outburst by a staff member at a Pathfinder public meeting. On Thursday evening, a poorly attended public meeting was held in Fermanagh House, Enniskillen to discuss the ‘future of health and social care services’ in Fermanagh.  During the meeting, it […]

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 […]