Health group requests meeting with new Maple managers

A COMMUNITY group set up in response to the GP crisis in the wider Lisnaskea area has requested a meeting with the new organisation that has taken over Maple Health Practice. Earlier this month news a Federation Support Unit (FSU), which is made up of a group of doctors and set up by the Department of […]

New contractor to take over Maple Healthcare

NEWS a contractor has been found to take over the running of Maple Healthcare in Lisnaskea has been cautiously welcomed locally, with hopes high it could mark the beginning of new era for the huge practice. However, it has been noted that many questions remain to be answered regarding what the new management will mean for […]

Patients form new committee at ‘Maple’

A NUMBER of patients who are registered at Maple Healthcare in Lisnaskea have now formed a new ‘Health Committee’ in order to tackle ongoing concerns that locals have with the practice. A second meeting was held with local councillors and members of the public to discuss what could be done to rectify the situation of […]

Angry patients ‘pulling their hair out’ over GP phone access

THOUSANDS of people in the Lisnaskea area are ‘pulling their hair out’ in anger and frustration at not being able to arrange an appointment with their GP. The issue of telephone consultations due to Covid has caused problems for many patients in Fermanagh who find it difficult to get through to their local practice. However, […]

Flu vaccine

Public urged to get flu jabs to avoid delays

ANYONE who should be getting the flu vaccine is urged to get their jab as early possible this year to avoid the delays and even chaos we witnessed last year.  Last year there were issues with flu vaccine supplies locally and it took a lot longer than doctors had hoped to roll out the vaccination […]


Current GP situation “unsustainable”

THERE have been renewed calls for health chiefs to meet with local representatives over ongoing issues of GP cover in the county, following the recent chaos in Lisnaskea.  The town’s Maple Health Centre was already under pressure even before it saw its patient load significantly increase with GP retirements and the closure of other surgeries […]