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 […]
Between December and July 1,381 patients from the Fermanagh area arrived at Altnagelvin as ‘walk-ins’
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 […]
“These statistics provide a clear and undeniable case for the full restoration of urgent and emergency surgery at SWAH.”
The future of the large local practice had been in doubt after the contractor who had previously agreed to take over its running had pulled out.
The Western Trust has previously stated it cannot record the number of SWAH patients making their own way to Altnagelvin Hospital.
The Trust did not count over 30,000 submissions from the people of Fermanagh, stating they were not responses to the consultation.
“This person should imagine a badly injured young or sick, frail, elderly member of his family making the two-three hour trip.”
The response comes after the Herald was informed SWAH staff were being moved to Altnagelvin
Further details on this findings report are expected to be released later today.