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2019 News stories listed below

Health service response after tragic events at the Greenvale Hotel, Cookstown

A meeting to coordinate all respective agency plans to support those affected by the major incident at the Greenvale Hotel was hosted by Mid Ulster Council on Tuesday 19 March 2019.

Breastfeeding Peer Support event normalising breastfeeding

The Western Trust Health Improvement, Equality and Involvement Department hosted an update session for all of the Volunteer Peer Support Mums in the Northern Sector of the Western Trust recently.

Western Trust welcomes plans for Bariatric Surgery in South West Acute Hospital

The Western Trust welcomes the Department of Health (DoH) announcement  today in respect of Bariatric Surgery and will be actively contribute to the work of the planning group. The service planning group will be jointly headed by consultant surgeon Mark Taylor and Alastair Campbell, Director of Hospital Services Reform in the Department.


mPower Project Supports older people to remain in their own homes and communities

Over 80 people attended an engagement event involving the Western Trust, mPower partners, CAWT along with representatives from the community and voluntary sector at the Killyhevlin Hotel in Enniskillen, to get involved in a new cross border EU INTERREG VA funded project called mPower.

Make March Your Month to Quit

The Western Trust's Smoking Cessation Team are encouraging smokers to quit smoking and reap the health and financial benefits on this No Smoking Day (Wednesday 13 March 2019).

Free Training Courses to those who deliver Health Improvement Activities

The Western Trust Health Improvement, Equality and Involvement Department, have published their latest training brochure. This brochure offers free training courses taking place right across the Trust between April 2019 and September 2019.

Sock it to Lymphoedema 2019

As part of Lymphoedema Awareness Week (3-9th March 2019) the Western Trust Lymphoedema Service are encouraging staff members throughout the Trust to wear odd socks to “sock it to Lymphoedema” to raise awareness of the condition.

Brenda McCabe wins ‘Emma’s Diary Mums’ Midwife of the Year 2019’

Brenda McCabe, a midwife for South West Acute Hospital in Northern Ireland, has been awarded the Emma’s Diary Mums’ Midwife of the Year 2019. Brenda was nominated by Sarah Griffiths for the incredible support she gave her during her pregnancy, birth and beyond. The prestigious award is one of the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) Annual Midwifery Awards, recognising the incredible work done by exceptional midwives across the country.

Students get a taste of health careers

Staff from the Western Trust met at St Michael’s College, Enniskillen, to share their work experiences with hundreds of students as part of a Careers Convention.

Human Milk Bank needs more donors

The Western Trust Human Milk Bank located at the South West Acute Hospital in Enniskillen is asking more new mums to donate breast milk as stocks are getting low.

Support Services Recruitment Events

The Western Trust supported by the Department for Communities are inviting members of the public to a number of recruitment events across the Western Trust area.  The vacancies are within Support Services, a very important service area that is responsible for catering, cleaning and laundry.

Revised Carers Handbook Launched

The Western Trust has launched a revised version of its Carers Handbook in conjunction with Carers Northern Ireland. The handbook is a carer’s resource to health and wellbeing and how to access support. 

Dementia in Younger People Engagement Event

The Western Trust held an engagement event at the Mellon Country Hotel, Omagh on Wednesday 19 February 2019 for younger people and their families across the Western Trust area who are experiencing some of the signs and symptoms of Dementia.

Stress Control sessions in Enniskillen and Limavady

The Western Trust is inviting members of the public to attend free ‘Stress Control’ weekly classes in Fermanagh House in Enniskillen and Rose Valley Arts and Cultural Centre in Limavady.

Young Care Leavers Celebrated at Special Guildhall Event

Young people who have been in care most of their lives were celebrated on Friday 15 February 2019 at a very special event, held at the Guildhall, Londonderry.

Will you register as an organ donor for Valentine's Day?

The shape of a heart has long been the symbol for Valentine's Day. This Valentine’s Day the Western Trust is promoting organ donation and asking the public to consider registering for an organ donor card as well as buying a Valentine’s Day card..

Sexual Health Week - No Grey Zone Campaign

The Western Trust Health Improvement Equality and Involvement Department are working with the Regional Sexual Health Network to support Northern Ireland’s Sexual Health Week from Monday 11 February to Friday 15 February 2019.

Recovery College Launches Spring 2019 Prospectus

The Western Trust Recovery College has this week launched their Spring prospectus with details of their range of free educational courses and workshops which are all designed to promote mental health well-being and recovery.

First Phase of North Wing Facility Now Complete

The Western Trust is delighted to confirmed that the first phase of the new North Wing building at Altnagelvin Hospital is now complete. Phase 1 delivers three new inpatient wards which will be used to relocate services from the Tower Block and Care of the Elderly building.

Macmillan Award for Local Information and Support Manager

Martha Magee, Macmillan Information and Support Manager for the Western Trust has recently been awarded the Macmillan Volunteering Quality Standards (MVQS) Certificate, the charity’s quality standard for good practice in volunteer management.

Celebrating Young Carers

An event was held in the Guildhall, Derry/Londonderry on Thursday 31st January to recognise the incredible contribution of Young Carers across the Western Trust area.

Brenda wins NI’s ‘Emma’s Diary’ Midwife of the Year 2019

Nominated by local mum Sarah Griffiths from Rosslea, Co Fermanagh, Brenda McCabe, Community Midwife Team Lead for Southern Sector has been honoured as Emma’s Diary Mums’ Midwife of the Year 2019 for the Northern Ireland region.

Upcoming Stress Control sessions in Omagh

The Western Trust is inviting members of the public to attend free ‘Stress Control’ weekly classes in Omagh Enterprise Centre.

Rathview Mews Recovery and Rehabilitation Unit opens

Service users in the Western Trust can now avail of first class recovery and rehabilitation services following the opening of Rathview Mews on the Drumnakilly Road, Omagh.

Launch of “Together as One” Parents Forum

The Western Trust has launched the ‘Together as One’ Parents Forum, consisting of 11 parents, social workers and senior managers from Safeguarding Family Support and Looked After Services within the Western Trust.

Stress Control sessions in Foyle Arena

The Western Trust is inviting members of the public to attend free ‘Stress Control’ weekly classes in Foyle Arena, Derry/Londonderry. Classes will run from Thursday 10th January 2019 from 6:30pm – 8:00pm to Thursday 14th February 2019.

Choose To Live Better - Obesity Prevention

The Western Trust Health Improvement, Equality and Involvement Department are working in partnership with the Public Health Agency to promote the Choose to Live Better Obesity Prevention Campaign 2019.

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