Motion: Healthcare Motion

Council Meeting - 6th December 2022

Focusing on the crisis in health care in our Council area with the announcement of services being withdrawn from the SWAH and the continued threat to all our GP surgeries, especially Maple Healthcare Lisnaskea, at present; this Council will convene a series of meetings and invites all relevant bodies that deal with health
provision in the Fermanagh & Omagh Council area, as well as civic society, trade unions and community representatives to come up with a plan and/or recommendations on how rural communities in the Fermanagh & Omagh Area and indeed West of the Bann can attract and keep health care professionals in this area
so that our citizens can have the confidence that a free, safe and modern health care will be provided to our rural people.

In the meantime, this Council also calls on the Department of Health and the Western Health and Social Care Trust to work collaboratively to ensure the future sustainability of GP services in Lisnaskea and the surrounding areas.

Proposed by: Councillor Greene and seconded by Councillor O’Reilly