People urged to ‘think F.A.S.T.’ on stroke symptoms

A MAGUIRESBRIDGE woman has urged local people to be aware of stroke symptoms, and to “think FAST” if the suspected they are having a stroke. Betty Parkinson – who was just 49-years-old when she suffered a stroke last November – has added her voice to a fresh awareness campaign by the Western Trust, which is encouraging anyone who experiences […]


Stark warning on our health services

Services at South West Acute Hospital are under severe threat following the Department of Health’s stark warning that health services will be centralised. A telling statement released on the back of spiralling waiting list figures and in the middle of a consultation which could lead to the closure of the stroke unit at SWAH warns […]


Drop-in stroke sessions ‘working round the clock’

THE Fermanagh Stroke Support Group will be working round the clock in the coming weeks, offering drop-in and local sessions across the county in response to the SWAH stroke unit consultation. As many people as possible are urged to avail of the drop in service, or attend their local session, to ensure as strong a […]

Fight to save our stroke unit steps up a gear

THE FIGHT to save the stroke unit at South West Acute Hospital (SWAH) stepped up a gear this week with a large crowd attending a public meeting in Enniskillen on Monday night. Stroke survivors, carers, relatives, union reps, health care staff, carers and concerned members of the public packed out the meeting in Enniskillen to […]

Stroke victim tells of how race nearly ended in tragedy

THIS MONTH is Stroke Awareness month and a young Enniskillen stroke survivor is calling for greater awareness of the impact of the condition on younger people.  Raymond Dunlop (35), who works at Lakeland Bikes in Enniskillen, had a serious stroke in September 2016 while taking part in an adventure race in Donegal. Now he is […]