THE mother of a teenager who suffered a serious head injury at a local sporting event at the weekend had to drive her son to the SWAH herself as no ambulance was available when they called. The incident took place in Lisnaskea on Saturday, when a 15-year-old boy fell and landed badly on his head […]
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“The health and social care system is facing some of its biggest challenges since the establishment of the NHS.”
There have been 139 attendances at the Enniskillen hospital’s ED in the past 24 hours.
“It was just impossible for us,” she said. “I had to phone them up and cancel them. I haven’t the energy.”
A FERMANAGH family has spoken of their horrific, and ultimately dangerous, experience of having to travel to Altnagelvin Hospital for an emergency caesarean section. Indeed, the couple believe the rapid and very bumpy journey to Derry during labour contributed to a life-threatening condition their son suffered at birth, which saw him spending ten days in […]
IN NEWS that will be surprising to few in Fermanagh, a new online system to show waiting times for health services across the North has confirmed patients here face significantly longer waiting times for certain procedures than patients elsewhere. ‘My Waiting Times NI’ was launched last week by the Department of Health to improve and […]
Despite some recent success in its recruitment of surgeons, the Western Trust has refused to say if it will restore emergency surgery to the SWAH.
Currently, obs and gynae is the only service performing emergency surgery at the SWAH.
The daughter said what her mother, and other local patients, had gone through was “a disgrace”.