Babies moved as bats land in hospital neonatal unit
- 22 June 2011
- From the section Northern Ireland
The neonatal unit at the Erne Hospital in Enniskillen has been closed after the discovery of bats on the ward.
Bats are a protected species and the Western Health Trust has called in experts from the Environment Agency to oversee their removal and release.
In a statement the trust confirmed it was investigating how the bats got into the ward which has the capacity for six babies.
The unit has been relocated to a different part of the maternity wing.
It is hoped it will reopen in the next 24-48 hours.