Newry MLA presses Minister for Newry Health Hub progress

Posted by
Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020
Community, Politics

SDLP MLA for Newry and Armagh Justin McNulty has pressed Health Minister Robin Swan for progress on plans for a Health Hub in Newry.

Speaking to Newry Times,  McNulty said, “Newry is in dire need of investment in its Primary Health Care facilities and I am delighted planning approval was secured just before Christmas for a new Health Hub on the former playing fields at the Abbey primary and grammar schools.

Article continues below

“This is a much-needed facility for the people of Newry and I look forward to the building being completed.



“The project was first announced almost seven years ago by the then Health Minister Edwin Poots MLA and I am constantly being asked when works will commence on site.

“This week I sought an update from the Minister for Health Robin Swan.

“The Minister has advised that now that Planning Permission has been secured for the project the final business case will be submitted to the Department seeking the final nod of approval,” he continued.



“I have sought further clarity as to when works are expected to commence on site and I hope the Minister will be able to confirm those details in due course.

“It’s imperative that there is a real impetus put behind this project so construction can commence on-site as soon as possible.

“The Health Hub for Newry is a major investment in Primary Health Care in the City.



The Newry MLA added, “The hub will complement existing facilities in Daisy Hill and the community.

“I look forward to Newry getting the health facilities the city deserves.”


For more of today’s top stories in Newry and beyond, click here.  



Both comments and pings are currently closed.

Comments are closed


This website does not share personal information with third parties nor do we store any information about your visit other than to analyze and optimize your content and reading experience through the use of cookies. You can turn off the use of cookies at anytime by changing your specific browser settings.

We are not responsible for republished content from this blog on other blogs or websites without our permission. This privacy policy is subject to change without notice and was last updated on 16/01/2017. If you have any questions feel free to contact Newry Times by emailing

Log in