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, […]

Glimmer of hope in surgery campaign

THERE is a small glimmer of hope that the local community campaign to save emergency general surgery at the South West Acute Hospital is having an impact, on the back of new comments from the Department of Health to the Herald. Essentially, the Department has now confirmed to the ‘Herald that when the planned Elective […]