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Western Trust Statement on Maternity Services, South West Acute Hospital


Maternity Services South West Acute Hospital

The Western Trust notes the Getting it Right First Time (GIRFT) report published by the Department of Health on gynaecology services and the reference to maternity South West Acute Hospital Maternity Services.

Contrary to local media reporting, the Trust would like to emphasise the following:

  • The Trust fully agree that gynaecology waiting lists are unacceptably high.
  • The Trust would like to reassure the public that there are no threats to maternity services at SWAH and we remain entirely committed to full maternity service provision at the Hospital.
  • As part of that commitment to first class maternity care to mums and babies, we have further strengthened both our medical and midwifery permanent workforce in recent months.