Fears SWAH may be downgraded

THERE are fears the South West Acute Hospital (SWAH) could be downgraded to a “glorified clinic” after the Western Trust warned the hospital’s ever-shrinking acute surgery workforce was approaching unsafe levels. It had been expected that the acute surgery service, also known as emergency surgery, would be withdrawn this week, which would result in Fermanagh […]

SWAH surgery future in the balance

GENERAL surgery will continue at the South West Acute Hospital (SWAH) but the Western Trust have warned that consultant surgeons need to be recruited in order to safeguard the long-term future of the service. Speculation has mounted in recent weeks that the SWAH would lose all emergency surgery facilities with the nightmare scenario of patients […]

Monkeypox is ‘very different’ from Covid – Trust

MONKEYPOX is “very different” and much less contagious than Covid, the Western Trust has assured the local public. There has been one suspected case of the disease in the Trust area, however there have been no confirmed cases, the Trust’s medical director Catherine McDonnell confirmed. Ms McDonnell was delivering a report at the June meeting of the Western Trust […]