First Minister and Health Minister view progress of Omagh Hospital and Primary Care Complex

02/03/2016

First Minister and Health Minister view progress of Omagh Hospital and Primary Care Complex First Minister, Arlene Foster and Health Minister, Simon Hamilton today visited the Omagh Hospital and Primary Care Complex construction site to view its ongoing progress. Anyone who has recently passed or visited the Tyrone and Fermanagh Hospital in Omagh can't help but notice the huge tower cranes that dominate the skyline. These cranes stand over the site of the new Omagh Hospital and have been in operation since work on the site started.

Once operational, the £105 million pound investment will have 40 single en-suite bedrooms for in-patients. There will be separate areas for Rehabilitation and Palliative Care. The complex will also include a range of services such as a 24 place renal dialysis unit, a Health and Care Centre including modern GP practices and an Urgent Care and Treatment Centre.  In addition it will also provide advanced diagnostic services including a CT scanner. There will be three day surgery operating theatres and 22 recovery beds.

From early 2017 the Omagh Hospital and Primary Care Complex will open its doors and provide a range of important healthcare services to the community. This will cover a range of primary, secondary and community healthcare services, appropriate for local delivery, to the people of Omagh and surrounding district. In addition it will also provide advanced diagnostic services together with modern GP facilities.

Chairman of the Western Trust, Gerard Guckian said: “I was delighted to welcome First Minister, Arlene Foster and Minister for Health, Simon Hamilton to view the continuing progress in the construction of the Omagh Hospital and Primary Care Complex. We are grateful for the continued support of the Department of Health and indeed the entire Executive as this significant capital project moves towards completion at the end of this year when it will provide a base for much-needed hospital and primary care services for the people of Omagh and the surrounding area. For many years our staff in the Tyrone County Hospital have provided high quality care in less than ideal accommodation. We now look forward to that same high standard of care being delivered in modern facilities built and equipped for the 21st Century.”

Alan McKee, Director for McLaughlin & Harvey said: “We were delighted to welcome the First Minister, Arlene Foster and Minister for Health, Simon Hamilton to a McLaughlin & Harvey site and to view the progress and quality of the new Omagh Hospital and Primary Care Complex. We have now reached the stage of fit out and commissioning. We are pleased to continue working with the Western Trust, not only in Omagh but also at Altnagelvin Hospital.”