Little hope  of rules for labour wards being lifted

HOPES for an intervention from Robin Swann to lift Covid restrictions on labour wards has been deemed “unlikely” as leading midwife union warns that rules must continue to keep “mothers and babies safe.” The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) issued a plea to those calling for a blanket reopening of services to recognise the infection […]

Covid-19 restrictions take heavy toll on expectant mums

WOMEN across Fermanagh have called for Covid restrictions on maternity services to be changed in order to allow partners  into wards during early labour and after birth.   In a heartbreaking appeal, a number of Lisnaskea mothers-to-be told the Herald how current restrictions  has had a  “devastating impact” on their mental health.  At the moment, Trust […]


Ante-natal services move back to SWAH

IT’S good news for expectant mothers-to-be as the Western Trust confirmed that its Ante Natal Clinic has moved back to SWAH from last Monday.  During lockdown it was revealed that plans had been made to move the Ante Natal and Maternal Fetal Assessment services out of SWAH to help cope with the “expected surge” in […]

Fermanagh in the pink with nearly twice as many baby gi

  WE are blessed among women in Fermanagh, according to a new survey of birth rates across the UK.   According to the study by the Office or National Statistics (ONS), which collected data on the number of male and female births in each area of the UK, a total of 51.4 per-cent of births […]