GOVERNMENT SIGNS DEAL FOR €19M FOR ALTNAGELVIN RADIOTHERAPY UNIT

first_imgTaoiseach Enda Kenny has confirmed that €19m has been committed by the Government for Altnagelvin Area Hospital in Derry.The Taoiseach said a recent statement by Northern Ireland’s Health Minister Edwin Poots, that Altnagelvin would have a radiotherapy unit, had now been sealed by the commitment of Government funds to the hospital.Mr Kenny said the unit was not just for Derry but for the entire North West, as 30% of those who attend the hospital are from Co Donegal. He also revealed that another €3m had been allocated this year for reconciliation and anti-sectarianism funds. So far this year, €2.1m had been allocated to 80 groups in Northern Ireland, many of whom working with youth groups.Earlier Senator John Crown, an oncologist, said a cancer centre should be built in the Republic to serve the Donegal, Sligo and Leitrim.GOVERNMENT SIGNS DEAL FOR €19M FOR ALTNAGELVIN RADIOTHERAPY UNIT was last modified: June 29th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:19 million euroAltnagelvinAltnagelvin HospitalEnda Kennyradiotherapy unitlast_img read more