19/09/2019

Strabane Gains New Community Health Facility

A new state-of-the-art community health facility is now operating in Strabane.

Local residents have access to the building, which includes offices, a meeting room, counselling room, kitchen, toilet areas and large communal meeting room.

The Department for Communities contributed £292,000 towards the project, which Permanent Secretary Tracy Meharg said is a much-needed boost for the local area.

It's hoped the health centre will improve the social conditions for those living in deprived areas of the County Tyrone town through better coordinated public services and the creation of safer environments.

The building will enable the Strabane Health Improvement Project to expand, with additional rooms facilitating workshops and activities housing up to 25 people and extra space for counselling services.
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Ms Meharg welcomed the development, saying: "It demonstrates not only collaborative working but our ongoing commitment to target those communities throughout Northern Ireland who are suffering from higher than average rates of unemployment, ill health, lower levels of educational attainment and higher rates of income deprivation."

The Directors of Strabane Health Improvement Project are said to be delighted with the completion of the new Modular Community Health Building. Chairperson John Falconer said: "This new modular Community Health Building will have a huge impact on the health and wellbeing of the communities of Strabane town. It will provide our project with a purpose built building from which we will develop a range of new community partnership programmes that will complement existing health and wellbeing programmes already being developed within the Strabane area."



(JG/MH)

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