Have your say on the future of The Western Trust

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. With over 30 events delivered and over 500 people from the region having already provided their views, issues and ideas in the open and honest Engagement discussions at those events so far, the Western Trust are continuing with a highly comprehensive series of events in February 2019. The full programme, which will see events coming to most areas in  the region, can be found at

Deputy chief Executive of the Western Trust, Kieran Downey, who is leading the Pathfinder project, says “We have had excellent open and honest discussions in our engagement sessions so far. Already there are a number of strong suggestions emerging from a wide range of people in communities and also from within our staff. This engagement is hugely important to us and is really gathering momentum. With so many people taking the time to engage with us, we are committed to hearing the experiences and views of all the community and this is certain to help to improve the delivery of services going forward.

“Everyone is a stakeholder in this process and this is a golden opportunity to help influence our planning for the future”.

An online hub for the Fermanagh and West Tyrone Pathfinder Project has been set up to provide information. You can access this at the Western Trust’s website:

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.

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 or 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.”

If you would like to be involved in any of the Public Engagement Events for Pathfinder or would like to request a specific engagement session with your group, then email communications manager, Chris Curran at

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