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 […]

Aoife brings ray of happiness in a year to forget

WHILE a global pandemic has given Fermanagh folk very little to smile about in 2020, there have been a few exceptions to the lockdown-blues, such as the birth of a newborn baby. For Lisnaskea mum-of-three Helen Allen and her husband Darwin, this year most certainly had its highlights after welcoming their baby girl Aoife into […]