Influence the future of local Health and Social Care

The Western Trust are asking the public to join them on an engagement journey as they strive to create better, sustainable and affordable Health and Social Care services across Fermanagh and West Tyrone. This entire project is about delivering better organised services for the entire region and the engagement period with all the local communities is seen as pivotal in achieving that aim.

Deputy Chief Executive of the Western Trust, Kieran Downey, who is leading the Pathfinder project, says “By taking a detailed honest look at what we are doing and ensuring we hear the experiences and views of all the community, we can do this better working together going forward. We have no pre-determined outcomes in this process and this is not about cost cutting exercises. It is about working with what we have to deliver better services for everyone”.

Tyrone GAA Manager, Mickey Harte is one of a number of people in the region who have used the services and commented “To better anything we have to experience it and talk about it. We have to find new ways of doing the things that we used to do. That is the same in anything and of course is the case in a sporting context – we can’t keep doing the same things o we will continue to get the same results. That is what the Western Trust are about in this Pathfinder project in finding the best possible service going forward for that is what the people of Fermanagh and West Tyrone deserve.”

An online hub for the Fermanagh and West Tyrone Pathfinder Project has been setup to provide information at

Everyone is a ‘Stakeholder’ in this process and thus all Community Groups (and individuals) are invited to come along to events and provide their views/experiences and input to the future planning of Health and Social Care Services in the Fermanagh and West Tyrone Region.

If your Group would like to be involved in any of the Public Engagement Events for Pathfinder then please email Or request a specific Engagement Session with your Group.


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