Health Hub: Limavady

Oral Answers to Questions — Health – in the Northern Ireland Assembly at 2:30 pm on 28th November 2016.

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Photo of George Robinson George Robinson DUP 2:30 pm, 28th November 2016

T5. Mr Robinson asked the Minister of Health to outline her plans for a new health hub in Limavady so that all existing services, including car parking and full out-of-hours provision, will be located on a single site. (AQT 540/16-21)

Photo of Michelle O'Neill Michelle O'Neill Sinn Féin

I do not have the detail on that, but I am happy to write to the Member to give him more detail on the future plans.

Photo of George Robinson George Robinson DUP

Will the Minister give a commitment to prioritise this vital project in a rural area and area of high deprivation if she secures the necessary funding?

Photo of Michelle O'Neill Michelle O'Neill Sinn Féin

Fair play to the Member for fighting the corner of the area in which he is elected, and rightly so. I consider all capital projects. I am not sure where it is in relation to the trust's capital priority list, but I am happy to look at that and respond to the Member in writing about where it sits. I am a big believer in investing in primary care. I think that we do need to build services in our communities.

If we are going to transform health and social care and take the focus out of hospitals, we have to invest in our communities, and that is very much at the core of what I am trying to do with Delivering Together.

Photo of Danny Kennedy Danny Kennedy Deputy Speaker

Question 6, in the name of Pam Cameron, has been withdrawn.