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2018 News stories listed below

Celebrating World Social Work Day 2018

The Western Trust held a celebration event at the Sliverbirch Hotel, Omagh, to mark World Social Work Day 2018 (20 March).

Supporting Daily Mile Challenge in Schools

Western Trust Chief Executive Dr Anne Kilgallen was delighted to join pupils from Model Primary School, Enniskillen and Gaelscoil Eadain Mhoir recently on their Daily Mile Challenge to encourage physical activity every day!

Supporting World Delirium Awareness Day

The Western Trust is supporting World Delirium Awareness Day (14 March 2018) by raising awareness of the disease, its symptoms and the support available to patients and their families across the Western Trust area.

Smoking Cessation Team Urges You to become a ‘Quitter’ on No Smoking Day 2018

The Western Trust Smoking Cessation Team are encouraging smokers to quit smoking and reap the health and financial benefits on this No Smoking Day (Wednesday 14 March 2018).

Sock it to Lymphoedema

As part of Lymphoedema Awareness Week (4 - 10 March 2018) the Western Trust Lymphoedema Service have encouraged staff members throughout the Trust to wear odd socks to “sock it to Lymphoedema” to raise awareness of the condition. Patients have also got involved with their own groups and raised awareness about their condition in local schools and parent and toddler groups.

Cross border recovery college networks to be set-up

A €7.6 million EU INTERREG VA funded cross-border project has been launched in response to the increase in numbers of people with mental health problems. Over the next four years, the large-scale, cross border Innovation Recovery project offers an unprecedented opportunity to empower and enable people and communities to take greater control over their own mental and emotional wellbeing.

Tackling Adversity in Childhood

Professionals and Practitioners from across the Western Trust area were brought together with leading experts to generate awareness, and discuss the long term harm that can result from chronic stress during childhood.

Alex brings smiles to Children at Omagh Hospital

Seven year old Alex Hamilton, a pupil at Omagh County Primary School is helping to bring smiles to children who receive treatment in the Children’s Centre at Omagh Hospital and Primary Care Complex by raising money to provide gifts for a surprise box.

Trust Chief Executive visits Neighbourhood Health Improvement Project

The Neighbourhood Health Improvement Project (NHIP) was pleased to welcome Dr Anne Kilgallen, Chief Executive of the Western Trust; on a recent visit to the project.

Awareness evenings for Asthma, Diabetes and Epilepsy in young people

The Western Trust is hosting free Asthma, Diabetes, Epilepsy and awareness evenings to educate those involved with young people outside of school, about these conditions. The awareness evenings will take place on Wednesday 7 March 2018 at 7:00pm in the Education Centre, South West Acute Hospital, Enniskillen and on Wednesday 14 March 2018 at 7.00pm in the Education Centre, Omagh Hospital and Primary Care Complex.

Learning Disability Services Events to advance Involvement & Communications

Adult Learning Disability Services within the Western Trust, together with partners in the Advisory Group, have been working to develop and improve the Communications processes and Involvement with service users and carers.

Young Care Leavers Celebrated at Special Guildhall Event

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

Love Your Sexual Health

The Western Trust is raising awareness of sexual health issues during Sexual Health Awareness Week (12 – 16 February 2018) by launching a new campaign ‘Love Your Sexual Health’. This new campaign, in partnership with the Public Health Agency, aims to raise awareness about sexual health services in the Trust and the concept of ‘consent’.

Celebrating staff who have achieved vocational qualifications

The Western Trust Vocational Training Team held their Annual Awards Ceremony recently to celebrate the achievements of over one hundred and twenty staff who completed a vocational qualifications during 2017.

Fostering - The Joy of Watching a Child Grow and Develop

The Western Trust’s Fostering and Recruitment Team are inviting you to attend one of our Fostering Information Events taking place across the Western Trust area this month.

Midwives Celebrate Centenary of the Midwives Act in Ireland

The Western Trust are delighted to support the Centenary Celebration event hosted by the Chairman of Fermanagh & Omagh District Council, Councillor Stephen McCann, today (6 February 2018) at the Townhall, Enniskillen in honour of Northern Ireland’s Royal College of Midwives (RCM) to celebrate the 100th year of the Midwives Act in Ireland.

Breast Screening Unit at Dunnes Stores, Coleraine

The National Health Service Breast Screening Programme is due to provide screening for women in the Coleraine and Causeway area in 2018. This year the mobile screening unit will again be located at Dunnes Stores, 5 Bannside Wharf in the town.

Student Midwives bring their skills to Malawi

The Western Trust delighted to support Student Midwives as they bring their skills to the Ekeendeni Missionary Hospital in Malawi.

External Works at Omagh Hospital and Primary Care Complex

The Western Trust wish to advise that road works at Omagh Hospital and Primary Care Complex will commence on Monday, 5th February 2018. 

Statement on report into Hyponatraemia-related deaths

Belfast Trust, Southern Trust, and Western Trust welcome publication of ‘Report into Hyponatraemia-related deaths in Children in Northern Ireland’

Recovery College Launches Spring 2018 Prospectus

The Western Trust has this week launched their Recovery College Spring 2018 prospectus offering a range of free educational courses and workshops designed to promote mental health well-being and recovery.

'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. Classes will run from Monday 12 February from 6:30pm – 8:00pm to Monday 12 March and finish on Monday 26th March.

Give a child a forever home!

The Western Trust is calling for adoptive parents to provide a forever home for children in the Western Trust area.

Introducing the Hospice Friendly Hospitals End of Life Symbol

The Western Trust is delighted to roll out the Hospice Friendly Hospitals End of Life Symbol.

Getting Ready for Baby programme fantastic success

The Western Trust is delighted with the fantastic success of the Getting Ready for Baby programme.  The programme which combines antenatal care and parenting education is a new pioneering way of delivering maternity care to first time parents.

Corporate Parenting Report

Kieran Downey, Western Trust Director of Women and Children’s Services provided a mid year report on the Trust’s Delegated Statutory Functions (1 April 2017 to 30 September 2017) at the January 2018 Trust Board meeting and the Corporate Parenting Report forms part of this. The report provides an update on the Trust’s statutory functions, identifying new trends, emerging issues and actions that are required to address these.

Specialist Foster Care – A Worthy New Year’s Resolution

The Western Trust Specialist Fostering and Recruitment Team is appealing for people to consider making a lasting New Year’s Resolution this year – to open up their home and heart to a child in need.

Flo and Gabrielle recognised in New Year Honours List

Chairman of the Western Trust Niall Birthistle extended his warmest congratulations to Sr Florence Harper and Gabrielle Deans on their much deserved recognition in the Queen's New Year Honours List.  


Local mums become breastfeeding peer support volunteers

The Western Trust is delighted to welcome local mums as new recruits to the breastfeeding support network.  15 mothers successfully completed the Open College Network (OCN) Level 2 accredited training.


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