Welcome to Sperrin Lakeland Trust, which use to provide health and social care services to the people of Fermanagh and South West Tyrone. We would like to inform you that Sperrin Lakeland Trust is now incorporated under www.westerntrust.hscni.net/



The "Day Procedure Unit" at Tyrone County Hospital hoped all were comfortable during their stay. This booklet provided you with information which helped to alleviate some of the anxieties or concerns people had. Their 14 bed unit as situated on the 2nd floor and was reached by lift or by stairs. Patients were admitted, receive their treatment and discharged on the same day. The ward use to open at 08.00 a.m. and closed at 18.00 p.m Monday to Friday. On occasions it use to be necessary for patients to stay overnight in a general ward if not fully recovered patients are both sex and all age groups.


(All staff was identified by their name badge.)

Medical Consultants Sister
Nursing Staff Nursing Specialist Physiotherapist Social Worker Dietitian
Hospital Chaplain


It was necessary for those to arrange their own transport to and from the hospital. You had to have a responsible adult to collect you, drive you home and stay with you for 24 hours.


During their past interest of health and comfort, the Tyrone County Hospital was a "NON SMOKING" environment. There was one designated smoking area and this was situated on the first floor and was for "patients only".


There were ear phones and radio sets at each bedside and a television was available in the day room. You had have access to a public telephone at the unit.


There was a comfortable room provided for relatives to wait in but if they prefer to go shopping or home they were given an approximate time of discharge.

PERSONAL BELONGINGS (including Valuables)

It was adviced not bring any money, jewellery or any other valuables with you as the "Sperrin Lakeland Trust" did not take responsibility for any loss.


Patients who required a medical certificate obtained one from the ward staff before being discharged.


On arrival those were given a named nurse who was involved in your care and treatment. They were available to answer any queries that you or your relatives may had.


A planned discharge policy will be adhered to. Discharge times following procedures depended on the type of anaesthetic or sedative administered.

On discharge you were given:

A discharge letter for your G.P
3 days supply of medication,
A date of removal of sutures or clips if applicable, 
Should a District Nurse be required to call
a request was made before you discharged,
Should you had required input from Social Services this was arranged prior to being discharged at your request.

Information and appropriate advice leaflets will be given.


Preparing for operation

  • Explain to your child that they will go to sleep for a short time and that their operation will be over when they wake up again.
  • Ensure your child has fasted from 12 midnight the previous night. Food or drink taken before an operation can be dangerous.
  • You and your child were welcome to visit us in the unit prior to admission.
  • Your child was able to bring their favourite toy with them.
  • It was important that two adults were available to accompany the child home.

What happened on the day?

  • Your child was allocated a named nurse who was experience in children's nursing.
  • The named nurse was ensured that the child's stay was as enjoyable as possible.
  • Your child was visited by medical staff.
  • They encouragde you to stay with your child throughout those days. A comfortable area was provided for those during their stay with them, where you can relax and have a beverage.


The Erne Hospital


Parking was limited at the hospital and you may have had to park a little way from the entrance. There was a 'drop off' point at the main entrance and a number of parking places for those with disability. Parking spaces for people with disability must respected at all times.

There was no Car Parking Charges


The main entrance to the hospital and the Accident & Emergency Department had automatic opening doors and there was no steps. The rear entrance was used by those parking in the rear Car Park and did not have an automatic door. There were steps from the rear Car Park and there was also a ramp with no steps, that lead to
the rear entrance. The various departments were all sign posted from the entrances but it was best to ask any member of staff for directions or assistance.


There was public telephones inside the main hospital entrance, the Health . Centre entrance, the entrance to the Care of the Elderly Unit and the maternity unit. Bringing some change with you was always the best option. Mobile phoneshad to be switched off while in the hospital.


A shop was inside the main hospital entrance that sold a variety of snacks, soft drinks and newspapers. Here is the time table of its opening times:

Mon -Fri 8.30 am-4.30 pm

6.30 pm -8.30 pm

Sat 2.30 pm -4.30 pm

6.30 pm -8.30 pm

Sun 2.00 pm -4.30 pm


Hot drinks were purchased from a vending machine near the main entrance hall. A tea bar with limited opening hours was provided by voluntary staff in the Outpatients department.


The toilets nearest the Outpatients department was found inside the entrance marked. These had a baby changing room. Other toilets were found in the corridor past the shop by the main entrance. Those toilets are suitable for those with a disability.


When you had come to hospital you were asked information about yourself including your name, date of birth and full address, as well as medical information.

This information was held in a paper record and some of it was put onto computer. This helped them to provide a service to you, arrange tests or treatment and sent you further appointments. Information wasonly passed on to other professionals on a 'need to know' basis.