Concerns over ‘finality’ of SWAH consultation

THERE is concern over the apparent finality of the consultation on the removal of emergency general surgery (EGS) from the SWAH, after it emerged the Western Trust now deemed the process to be completed. A Freedom of Information disclosure to local campaign group Save Our Acute Services (SOAS) has revealed Trust chief executive, Neil Guckian, wrote […]

SWAH shop hours leave in-patients stranded

THE opening hours of the convenience shop at the South West Acute Hospital (SWAH) has caused a storm on social media. A thread on the popular Enniskillen Banter Facebook page highlighted the fact that the shop is closed at the weekends to the annoyance of in-patients and visitors. “Having the misfortune of having a stay in […]

SWAH surgery situation raised in House of Lords

THE FIGHT to save SWAH surgery has been taken to the halls of Westminster. Last week Lord Brookeborough, who is a hereditary peer, raised the issue at the House of Lords, after having already written to MPs in the Commons urging them “to provide as much help and influence” as they can in helping restore […]

Almost 1,000 patients submitted complaints to the Trust

ALMOST 1,000 patients submitted formal complaints to the Western Trust in the past year, according to the latest figures from the Department of Health. While this was one of the lowest number of complaints received by any Trust in the North, with only the Northern Trust receiving less, it is a significant increase on the […]

Incident at the SWAH

BOTH a fire service crew and an ambulance unit were called to the emergency department at the SWAH earlier today. They attended the scene around 3.30pm this afternoon. The incident was a minor one and was being dealt with by hospital staff.

Sadness at death of doctor days before his wedding

DR SEAN McMahon, who passed away suddenly last week, was due to get married to his Fermanagh fiancée at the Lough Erne Resort on Friday. Dr McMahon, who worked at Craigavon Area Hospital but was well known locally having also worked at the SWAH, collapsed at a fitness suite at the South Lake Leisure Centre in Craigavon last […]