Fears over massive disruption as nurses’ to strike

PHARMACY staff at SWAH kicked off the first leg of industrial action this week, with further strike action by union members to take place over the coming weeks.  Chief Executive of the Western Trust, Dr Anne Kilgallen said, “The treatment and care of our patients and service users will remain our top priority. “We wish […]

New scheme to steer patients away from GPs

A NEW Pharmacy First Scheme is in the initial stages of being rolled out across Fermanagh. The scheme aims to help displace unnecessary GP appointments by inviting patients to seek a consultation with a pharmacist first. The service which came into operation on 1 December caters for those with sore throats, colds or flu-like aliments. […]

Edith relishes her role at the heart of the hospital

EDITH Dillon is the lead pharmacy technician for admissions to the South West Acute Hospital, specialising in the preparation and dispensing of medicines for patients both on arrival and when being discharged. It’s a role she thoroughly enjoys, interacting with both patients and ward staff on a daily basis. A former pupil of Enniskillen Collegiate […]