Radical health plan could restrict public use of A&E

AS the health service ‘resets’ following the peak of the Covid crisis locally, it has been proposed that A&E access should be limited to ambulances only in future. Last week the Western Trust revealed the Emergency Department (ED) at SWAH had been becoming steadily busier in recent times and demand for the service had returned […]

Fears that Translink debts could see rural bus cut

RURAL Fermanagh is once again facing a possible battle to save its local bus services.  For a number of years now public transport provider Translink has warned of mounting debts and a reduced budget. This week, officials at the Department of Infrastructure warned the service was now “in jeopardy” if it did not receive a […]


Health chief’s starkest warning yet on future of SWAH

IN THE clearest indication yet that services at South West Acute Hospital may need to be cut the second most senior executive of the Western Trust has warned that the hospital faces difficulties in ‘maintaining current services on a stable footing’. In an unusually forthright statement on the future of SWAH, deputy chief executive Kieran […]