Flynn seeks update on Holywell Mental Health Hospital
Sinn Féin Mental Health spokesperson Órlaithí Flynn has written to the Department for Finance to ask for an update on Holywell Hospital's Business Case.
Holywell currently provides inpatient mental health beds for the Northern Trust area. The Business Case proposes a new unit providing over 130 inpatient beds covering PICU, dementia and addiction services.
The West Belfast MLA said:
“Last May I was part of a Sinn Féin delegation that visited Holywell Hospital. The visit confirmed to me the pressing need for a new build.
"At that time the Department of Finance said the new build was still being appraised.
“I have again written to the Department of Finance to ask for an update and to request that the business case is expedited. The case for a new hospital is clear and pressing.”