Rededication of Omagh Bomb Memorial Rose Garden to new hospital

14/08/2018

Rededication of Omagh Bomb Memorial Rose Garden to new hospitalA service of reflection for past and present staff to officially rededicate the Omagh Bomb Memorial Rose Garden at the new Omagh Hospital and Primary Care Complex, took place this week.
 
The service, led by hospital chaplains was held to remember those who lost their lives or were injured twenty years ago in Omagh. It also acknowledged the important contribution of Omagh hospital staff who helped care for all of those involved.

Speaking to past and present staff who gathered for the service, Dr Anne Kilgallen, Western Trust Chief Executive said: "I want to offer my sincerest sympathy to you all on this occasion. This memorial rose garden will serve the hospital and community as a permanent reminder of that tragic day. It is my hope that the families who have suffered will be comforted in the knowledge that those who lost their lives and those injured are never forgotten.

Dr Kilgallen continued: “I would like to pay tribute to our staff who worked tirelessly to care and support everyone involved in the aftermath of the tragic event.”

The memorial rose garden, which was previously situated at the front of the Tyrone County Hospital was carefully relocated to a beautiful, quiet and reflective area at the side of the new Omagh Hospital and Primary Care Complex next to the river.