New hospital part of long term vision

Thursday, 28 September 2017

THE provision of a multi-million pound regional hospital in Ballymena to service a large part of County Antrim is part of the Northern Trust's long term vision for health services, a public meeting heard last week.
The prospect of such a significant development was raised by the Trust's chief executive, Dr. Tony Stevens, when he addressed a meeting at the Braid Town Hall to discuss proposals for their 13m share of 70m savings being demanded by the Department of Health across Northern Ireland in 2017/18.
Mr Stevens said he would be 'ecstatic' if the plan for the hospital came to fruition.
Much of the discussion at the Braid meeting centred on the present demands for savings. However commenting on what he would like to see happen in the long term, Dr Stevens said: "Build me an enormous hospital in Ballymena. I would love the capital to make some real investment and make some really big changes.
*Read the full story in this week's Ballymena Guardian.


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