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 […]


Time running out for stroke consultation

THERE are just two days left for the people of Fermanagh to oppose the closure of the Stroke Unit at South West Acute Hospital. Since 2016, fears have been growing about the future of the stroke unit at SWAH and this is the last chance for people to submit their views to have their say […]

Deadline for consultations on stroke unit extended

THE consultation which could close the stroke unit at South West Acute Hospital has been extended for the third time. The deadline for the consultation on ‘reshaping stroke care’ has now been moved from August 2nd until August 30th. The consultation, which is being carried out by the Department of Health includes six options on […]

Fears valuable health professionals will be lost here

THE loss of the stroke unit at SWAH will also result in the loss of experienced staff in the Western Trust, warned an experienced physiotherapist.  Ciaran Daly, a clinical specialist physiotherapist who has worked in the stroke services for more than 20 years spoke out at the meeting to oppose the closure of SWAH’s stroke […]


Public urged to come out to help save SWAH stroke unit

 Fermanagh people are urged to come out in force ahead of tonight’s crucial public meeting on the future of Enniskillen’s under threat stroke unit. There are growing concerns that the stroke unit at SWAH will be closed or downgraded as part of a major review – a move which could result in fatalities if crucial […]


Public urged to fight for the SWAH stroke unit

PEOPLE have been urged to come out in force once again to defend SWAH’s stroke unit. The Department of Health has announced a public meeting on proposals to ‘reshape’ stroke services across the North which will be held at the Killyhevlin Hotel, Enniskillen on June 19 at 7pm.  The consultation includes six options with four […]

Fate of stroke unit set to be revealed this month

THE review expected to seal the fate of the stroke unit at the South West Acute Hospital, whether for good or ill, is due to be released this month. It’s almost exactly two years since the Herald revealed the state-of-the-art unit, rated as one of the best of its kind in Europe, was under threat […]