Irwin welcomes £4.7m investment for Daisy Hill Hospital

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Thursday, February 7th, 2013
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Newry & Armagh DUP Assemblyman William Irwin has welcomed an announcement from Health Minister Edwin Poots MLA that a £4.7million investment will be made to upgrade operating theatres at Daisy Hill Hospital in Newry. Irwin had questioned the Minister in the Assembly on what role he envisaged the hospital playing in the future delivery of health care in the area and the Minister responded stating that the hospital is an ‘integral and essential’ part of the acute hospital network. The Minister went on to pledge a further £4.7million of spend to enable the upgrading of operating theatres in the next financial year. Speaking to Newry Times, Irwin described Poots’ pledge as an ‘important announcement’. “I am pleased that the hospital is to receive this significant investment to enable the theatres to be upgraded.” “It is clear from the Minister’s announcement that he sees the Daisy Hill hospital as a valuable part of the acute hospital network in Northern Ireland and this important recognition along with the £4.7million investment in the theatres will be good news for everyone in the constituency.” He added, “Daisy Hill is a vital resource in this part of Northern Ireland and is relied on heavily for the services it offers. “It is important that health services in Newry continue to grow and are maintained to the highest standard and certainly Minister Poots has indicated that the hospital will continue to play a key role and his long term commitment is very welcome.”
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