McAleer welcomes completion of the new Omagh Hospital and Primary Care complex
West Tyrone MLA Declan McAleer has welcomed the completion of the new Omagh Hospital and Primary Care complex and said that the co-location of primary, secondary and community services on the one site reflects the vision of the Bengoa Report.
Mr McAleer was speaking after a tour of the new hospital along with Michaela Boyle MLA and other local representatives, including Cllrs Sean Clarke and Frankie Donnelly.
"This is a state-of-the-art healthcare facility right at the heart of the Omagh community. With a range of co-located services under the one roof, this represents the vision outlined by Professor Bengoa.
"With services such as GPs, urgent care, cardiac assessment, renal, a children’s dept and 40 individual en suite wards this new facility will cater for the vast majority of health needs for generations to come.
"There are 17 different specialties in the new complex and the introduction of the new shuttle bus service (384e) every 30 minutes from Omagh bus station starting at 7.40am until 6pm, then hourly until 9pm, makes the new facility accessible for everyone.
"The final move of patients from the Tyrone County Hospital is taking place today (Tuesday) and while this will effectively bring the curtain down on the TCH, it will usher in a new era of joined up health care provision in the district. This good news for Omagh."