Take it or leave it

Health Minister Michael McGimpsey has warned Omagh Council and Hospital Campaigners to get behind the proposals for an ‘enhanced local hospital’ or else he will drop all plans for a hospital in the town. There has been a vigorous campaign for a full acute hospital. He warned:

“My capital fund is about 50% of what I need and the hospital infrastructure in Northern Ireland is about 50-years-old and needs replaced and hasn’t had the investment. So there is enormous competition for re-development.”