30 days countdown to opening of the new Omagh Hospital and Primary Care Complex


30 days countdown to opening of the new Omagh Hospital and Primary Care Complex With only 30 days to go (Sunday 21 May 2017) to the opening of the new Omagh Hospital and Primary Care Complex on 20 June 2017, Western Trust staff gathered outside the main entrance of the Tyrone County Hospital to mark the countdown.

Speaking on the day Professor Ronan O’Hare Assistant Director of Acute Services said: “The Tyrone County Hospital has been part of the lives of the people of Omagh and Tyrone for several decades. The building has served its community through times of happiness and joy but also sadness. But a building is nothing without a soul; its staff. There is a palpable excitement amongst the staff as we prepare for the ‘big’ move. 

“It is with tremendous pride and years of hard work, that we are opening the new Omagh Hospital and Primary Complex on the 20 June 2017. This day will be a milestone in the delivery of healthcare to the community of Tyrone and beyond. The staff will continue to deliver healthcare at its best, but in a new state of the art facility, allowing us to develop further clinical services.

“Possession of the building was handed over from the contractor on the 8 May 2017 and we are all working hard commissioning the new hospital for the opening.

“On behalf of the Western Trust, I would like to thank all of those involved in bringing this project to fruition. We have developed robust plans in conjunction with Northern Ireland Ambulance Service, Roads Service and PSNI to ensure the safe and smooth transfer of patients from the Tyrone County to the new hospital on 20 June 2017. We would like to take the opportunity to thank the public for their continuing support during this transition period.”

A Service of Thanksgiving led by the Hospital Chaplains on Sunday 11 June 2017 will provide an opportunity for the hospital family and the local community to celebrate and acknowledge to the tremendous work delivered at the Tyrone County.”

A public information leaflet will be distributed to residential and business addresses across Omagh and the surrounding areas over the coming weeks and the Western Trust is continuing with their public advertising campaign to ensure that everyone is aware of the opening of the new hospital in just over a months’ time. 

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