McLaughlin & Harvey recently welcomed the Health Minister, Michelle O’Neill, as well as staff from the Western Trust and the project design team to view ongoing progress at Omagh Hospital and Primary Complex as it nears completion.
Construction continues on-site with external works, car parks and landscaping well advanced during the summer months. The tower cranes have now been removed, and work is concentrating on the internal finishes and fit-out works with some blocks at an advanced state of completion.
Once operational, there will be 40 single en-suite bedrooms for in-patients which will include separate areas for rehabilitation and palliative care. The complex will also provide a range of services such as a 24 place renal dialysis unit, a Health and Care Centre including modern GP practices and an Urgent Care and Treatment Centre. In addition, it will also provide advanced diagnostic services including a CT scanner. There will be three-day surgery operating theatres, an endoscopy suite and 22 recovery beds.
Health Minister, Michelle O’Neill said: “I am delighted to see first-hand the significant progress that has been made in the development of this valuable new complex. The new hospital will cover a range of key primary, secondary and community healthcare services for local delivery to the people of Omagh and surrounding district. Whilst we have been faced with a challenging economic climate and experienced the pressures this has placed on the provision of health services and infrastructure, it is extremely encouraging to see this important project progressing. I remain committed to the improvement and delivery of health and social care services in the north and I look forward to seeing these new premises become operational next year.”