Trust urged to listen to heartbreaking stories

A YOUNG autistic boy from Clogher was left lying on the road for over an hour in a storm after being knocked down, a meeting on the future of services at South West Acute Hospital (SWAH) has heard. The family of Jayden Dempsey (11) believe the reason he suffered in cold and in pain for […]

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, […]

Ancidents against A&E staff are ‘despicable’

THE NUMBER of times Police have been called to the South West Acute Hospital Emergency Department within the last three years has been revealed. A Freedom of Information request by this newspaper sought details on the number of times Police were called to incidents of violence at the local Emergency Department. A response to this query […]