30/08/2013

Progress Continues At New Omagh Hospital

Health Minister Edwin Poots has visited the site of the new Omagh Hospital project, and said he is impressed with the progress being made.

Work on the development is currently running ahead of schedule.

The current phase of the hospital project will include:

  • A Local Hospital including 40 Intermediate Care beds


  • A Health & Care Centre, including GP Accommodation


  • A 24 place renal dialysis unit


  • Urgent Care and Treatment Centre


  • Outpatients Department


  • Day Case Theatre


  • Imaging Centre


  • Children's Department


  • Allied Health Professionals


  • Women's Health Department


  • A new Central Sterile Supplies Department


  • An Energy Centre


Mr Poots commented: "It is clear that the local hospital for Omagh has come on leaps and bounds since I allocated £80million for this phase of the project, increasing the total investment figure to £107million. The Enabling Works are nearing completion, ahead of programme, and I am delighted that construction work on the new hospital is due to commence before the end of the year.

"This new hospital will undoubtedly be a tremendous asset for the local population. It will offer a wide range of integrated services and this is exactly the type of service model I want to see going forward. I am particularly pleased to see a health and care centre which will provide a hub for the area."

Chairman for the Western Trust, Gerard Guckian added: "The Western Trust is delighted with the progress of the Omagh Hospital which is due to open in 2016. The link road scheme which will improve access to the Hospital in Omagh is ahead of schedule and could potentially open later this year. The new link road and new bridge over the Camowen River are the last in a series of enabling works that have been on-going over the past few years and are expected to be completed before December 2013."

(JP/CD)

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