Both hospitals are to be opened by 2010?

Despite the reports of plans for a £175million hospital in Enniskillen and a £90million hospital for Omagh being approved by the Trust in March. The new Minister with responsibility for Health, Shaun “I used to work with Esther Rantzen” Woodward, has now stated that “There won’t be conventional acute hospitals at Omagh and Enniskillen”. The BBC’s Dot Kirby suggests that Enniskillen “will have the ability to stabilise somebody and move them on for help. But it won’t have emergency surgery, it will lose its intensive care, it would not be counted as an acute hospital.” More consultation to follow..