Fermanagh patients face over two-year wait for surgery

IN NEWS that will be surprising to few in Fermanagh, a new online system to show waiting times for health services across the North has confirmed patients here face significantly longer waiting times for certain procedures than patients elsewhere. ‘My Waiting Times NI’ was launched last week by the Department of Health to improve and […]

Trust reassures surgery continuing at SWAH

THE WESTERN Trust has reassured local patients that elective surgery is continuing at the SWAH, however it has confirmed some operations have been cancelled in recent weeks due to staffing and Covid pressures. With the virus continuing to spread locally, pressure is continuing to mount on the hospital, particularly due to staff absences. As a […]

SWAH steps up to help hospitals cope with Covid fallout

NON-COVID patients from across the North are to be sent to the SWAH for surgeries and treatments that cannot currently be performed elsewhere due to the pandemic surge.  Procedures from other hospitals, beginning with those in Belfast, are now being redirected to the Enniskillen hospital in the short term, however it is understood health officials […]