Don’t let SWAH maternity go way of Scottish hospital

“DON’T let the SWAH maternity unit go the same way as ours,” is the warning from health campaigners in Scotland. The Herald recently reported that concerns over the future of the SWAH’s maternity facility after we revealed that several obs and gynae consultants have announced they are planning to leave the hospital, and said locums […]

Maternity staff face ‘verbal abuse’ over visiting restrictions

MATERNITY STAFF at SWAH have faced “verbal abuse” and “harassment” over visiting restrictions not updated by the Trust. The easing of maternity restrictions initially came as welcome news, however hope changed to disappointment after a number of mothers-to-be seen their partner denied access over the past week despite the change of rule. The Trust was […]

Maternity restrictions to continue at SWAH

MATERNITY restrictions at SWAH will continue to be in place until further notice according to the Western Trust, despite urgent calls for the Department of Health (DoH) to review the situation. A spokesperson for the Trust told the Herald, “The Western Health and Social Care Trust is continuing to operate in accordance with Guidelines set […]


Trust insists no threat to SWAH maternity service

IN RESPONSE to a story in last week’s Herald on plans for public consultations on maternity services at SWAH, the Western Trust have insisted there is no current threat to the maternity unit in Enniskillen.  “There are no threats to maternity services at South West Acute Hospital,” a spokeswoman said. Concerns were raised for the […]

‘Grave concerns’ about future of maternity services in Enniskillen

    THERE is ‘grave concern’ that maternity services at the state-of-the-art South West Acute Hospital are being ‘chipped away’ in favour of Altnagelvin. The matter has been raised by local UNISON trade union branch secretary Jill Weir, who has called on the Western Trust to alleviate the concerns of staff and give assurances that […]