SWAH ‘consolation prize’ blasted as ‘disgraceful’

THE new elective surgery unit for overnight patients at the South West Acute Hospital (SWAH) has been blasted as a “disgraceful consolation prize”. Announced by the Western Trust, the new unit has its first patients this week in a move to help the Health Service in the North reduce waiting lists for surgical procedures. However, […]

Emergency surgery return for SWAH is some way off

THE South West Acute Hospital (SWAH) has announced the first overnight procedures of its elective surgery unit but the Western Trust admit that the return of emergency surgery is still some way off. An announcement by the Department of Health last year stated that the SWAH would become a regional overnight elective stay centre for […]

Review is hampering efforts to save SWAH surgery

DESPITE previously denying they played a direct role in the collapse of SWAH emergency general surgery, the Western Trust has now confirmed the Department’s of Health’s new surgery standards are making it extremely difficult to save and sustain the life-saving service in Enniskillen. As reported by the Herald back in November, the Review of General […]