Speaking during Assembly Question time yesterday, SDLP Fermanagh and South Tyrone MLA Tommy Gallagher got confirmation that funding arrangements for the new hospital at Omagh are in place.
Mr Gallagher said: “From the answer obtained from the Health Minister it now appears that there will be no delay in the timescale of the project. It remains on course for completion in 2013.
“The good news for all of the south-west is that the new Enniskillen hospital also remains on time for completion in 2012.
“In a week of gloom for people in the Omagh area, there will be some reassurance from this news. The hospital is expected to be ready in 2013.
“However, there is much work to be done to ensure that services are satisfactory in the interim period.”