Pat the Cope can confirm that preparatory work is well advanced at the Altnagelvin Radiotherapy Unit.
This unit will offer an increased capacity in Northern Ireland for radiotherapy services and will cater for over half a million people living on both sides of the border.
Pat the Cope discussed the matter with Edwin Poots MLA, Minister for Health, Social Services and Public Safety at a meeting in the European Parliament, Brussels this week. (Photograph attached).
Minister Poots told Pat the Cope that staff are presently training in Belfast City hospital. This means that the expertise required to deliver a world class service for the North West region will be immediately available when the facility is finished. The commencement of staff training will ensure that the facility will open in 2016 as planned.