Lisnaskea Surgery hits back at closure claims

MAPLE HEALTHCARE has hit back at reports that the Lisnaskea-based GP Practice is on the brink of closure. Last weekend, it was reported that the Department of Health confirmed that Maple had handed its contract back to them. The Department confirmed that services would continue at the practice for the next six months. A spokeswoman told […]

Permanent solution to Maple crisis must be found

SINN Féin’s Áine Murphy has called on the Department of Health and the Western Trust to ensure that a permanent solution is found for patients and families of Maple Healthcare GP practice in Lisnaskea. The Fermanagh and South Tyrone MLA was speaking following reports highlighting the uncertainty of the practice’s future. Murphy insisted that everything must […]

New booking system will give better access to GPs

A NEW system that will help patients have “better access” to booking GP appointments has been introduced at Maple Healthcare in Lisnaskea the Herald can reveal. The local GP practice has come under fire due to patient concerns over the lack of access to appointments and prolonged waiting periods over the telephone, with many unable to get through […]

Health Minister urged to deal with concerns at Maple Healthcare

HEALTH Minister, Robin Swann has been urged to take on the concerns of community doctors and patients in the Lisaskea area, by creating more “job incentives” that would attract staff to Maple Healthcare. Speaking to the ‘Herald shortly after a health meeting between staff at Maple Healthcare in Lisnaskea and political representatives, Cllr Eamon Keenan […]

Maple Healthcare staff open up on surgery ‘challenges’

STAFF at Maple Healthcare in Lisnaskea have spoken about the “challenges” that GP surgeries are continuing to face in response to concerns raised by patients in recent months. While Maple Healthcare patents have continually complained about the difficulty they’ve experienced in reaching a doctor through the new telephone consultation system in place since the outbreak […]

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 […]

Lisnaskea health centre tipped for former school site

THE old Lisnaskea High School is one step closer to becoming the site of the town’s much needed new health centre.  A new centre is desperately needed in Lisnaskea, where Maple Healthcare is currently catering for thousands of extra patients due to the closure of nearby surgeries. The old High School site has been approved […]


School site set for green light health centre

THE OLD Lisnaskea High School is being seriously considered as the site of the town’s much-needed new health centre.   At the recent meeting of the Western Trust’s Pathfinder project in Lisnaskea deputy chief executive Kieran Downey said the Trust was considering the site as the location of the new centre, in response to a […]