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 It had been expected that the acute surgery service, also known as emergency surgery, would be withdrawn this week, which would result in Fermanagh […]
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 […]
“People power works, no matter what the situation.”
New staff have been speaking out about the joy of working at SWAH.
The Trust said it is trying to minimise patient disruption as much as possible this Monday.
“It would indefensible to shut down emergency surgery at SWAH.”
“Patients of the practice can be assured that its services will continue as normal under the new arrangement.”
The SWAH based milk bank helped almost 850 babies last year.
Three of the almost 13,000 babies born at the SWAH in the past decade returned to celebrate their 10th birthday with the hospital.
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 […]