Healthcare hub planned for Fort George

Wed, 20/02/2019 - 16:33 -- Editor

The Department for Communities (DfC) and the Western Health and Social Care Trust (WHSCT) have entered an agreement to enable the Trust to further develop the proposal of locating a new Cityside Health and Care Centre at Fort George.

The agreement, initially for 12 months, will give the WHSCT time to get the necessary business case approvals and funding confirmed. No further marketing of the Fort George site will take place while the viability of the proposal is being considered although this remains as a contingency option if required.
The development of a Cityside Health and Care Centre is anticipated to bring up to 500 whole time equivalent permanent jobs (new and relocated) which will deliver mostly nursing, social work, allied health professional and administrative roles