Fermanagh care staff completely stressed out by system

A FERMANAGH carer has spoken out about the daily challenges in delivering care to those who need it in the local community, outlining how it is not a shortage of staff that is leading to issues, but the system itself. The frustrated carer reached out to the Herald in response to our reporting on the heartbreaking […]

‘Fermanagh community is united behind our hospital’

THE POWER of the people of Fermanagh in the fight to save SWAH services is continuing to grow, with the current campaign to bring bariatric surgery to the hospital bringing the entire community together. As previously reported by the Herald, the Department of Health is currently running a consultation on the future of obesity services, which […]

Fears SWAH could lose acute status

CONCERN is growing that the South West Acute Hospital (SWAH) could lose its ‘acute’ status, after it emerged the Western Trust is considering changing the name of the hospital. Recently released minutes from a meeting of the SWAH Strategic Development Group – which was set up by the Trust to oversee the future development of the Enniskillen hospital […]

Attending Mass – by ticket only!

AS CHURCHES prepare to reopen for services in the days and weeks ahead safety is their top priority. Indeed, those who are over 70-years-old or have underlying health conditions are being urged to keep using the webcam technology parishes have developed during the lockdown. For example, in the Ederney area, Fr Frank McManus, parish priest […]