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 hasnt had the investment. So there is enormous competition for re-development.