Growing concerns over findings of stroke unit report

FEARS are growing for what an impending report may recommend for the future of stroke services at SWAH.  Local stroke campaigners are currently investigating figures revealed in a response to a Freedom of Information (FOI) request placed by Herald with the Department of Health. The Herald had asked how many responses had been received from […]

Family of stroke victim in plea to save SWAH unit

A FERMANAGH family whose mother is currently a patient in the SWAH stroke unit has spoken out about the devastating affect its closure would have on other families across the county.  Lisnaskea woman Kathleen McCaffrey (78) has been a patient in the unit for around ten weeks after she suffered two serious strokes.  The McCaffrey […]


‘Half an hour extra and I might not have made it…’

AS LOCAL people gear up for tonight’s second public meeting on the future of the stroke unit at SWAH, one stroke survivor has spoken out about the care he received at the hospital after suffering a stroke at a football match. Hundreds of people are expected to attend the meeting in the Killyhevlin Hotel tonight […]


Public urged to keep pressure on saving stroke service

AFTER the recent huge meeting in the Killyhevlin on the future of stroke services here the Fermanagh Stroke Support Group is continuing efforts to help people respond to the ongoing consultation.  People are being urged to fill out the questionnaire about the future of SWAH’s stroke unit, and the group has organised several more workshops throughout the […]


Health board ‘broke its word’ on future of SWAH stroke

THE Health and Social Care Board (HSCB) has come under fire for failing to announce the next proposed stage for stroke services in the South West Acute Hospital. The future of the unit at SWAH which has previously been recognised as the best performing facility in the North continues to be clouded with uncertainty. Now, […]