Maple Healthcare staff open up on surgery ‘challenges’


STAFF at Maple Healthcare in Lisnaskea have spoken about the “challenges” that GP surgeries are continuing to face in response to concerns raised by patients in recent months. While Maple Healthcare patents have continually complained about the difficulty they’ve experienced in reaching a doctor through the new telephone consultation system in place since the outbreak […]


Surgeons travelling to SWAH to help reduce waiting times


A NEW initiative to bring down waiting times at SWAH has seen surgeons travelling from Altnagelvin to carry out operations at the Enniskillen Hospital. To read more on this story see this week’s Fermanagh Herald. Can’t get to the shop to collect your copy? No problem! You can download a copy straight to your device […]


Concern at cancer waiting times at Western Trust


A LISNASKEA woman has voiced her concern after major delays in cancer  waiting times across the Western Trust forced her mother to go private in order to receive a cancerous tumour diagnosis, despite being red flagged by her local GP three times. Anna O’Reilly saw a colorectal specialist in SWAH on 22 October and following a CT […]


Almost half of patients are waiting more than a year for appointments


WAITING times for health appointments and procedures have grown since the start of the pandemic, but the Health Minister has warned patients should expect to wait even longer as the crisis drags on. The stark reality of the impact Covid-19 has been having on our health service has been officially laid bare in the Department […]


Almost half of patients waiting over a year for appoint


WAITING times for health appointments and procedures have grown since the start of the pandemic, but the Health Minister has warned patients should expect to wait even longer as the crisis drags on.  The stark reality of the impact Covid-19 has been having on our health service has been officially laid bare in the Department […]


SWAH

Less than half SWAH emergency patients seen within 4hrs


THE number of patients who had to wait more than 12 hours to be seen at the SWAH Emergency Department (ED) has increased dramatically this winter.   While there was also an increase in the number of people attending ED, the Western Trust has said the reason for the growing waiting times has been due […]


Emergency

Patients facing lengthy delays in SWAH emergency


Patients were faced with lengthy waiting times and delays in admission as pressure mounted at the Emergency Department at the South West Acute Hospital over the weekend. It is believed that approximately 18 patients had been waiting on trolleys overnight on Monday 11 February. The Herald had asked the Trust to confirm how many patients […]