Minister shelves Altnagelvin radiotherapy unit

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The north’s health minister has shelved plans for a new radiotherapy unit at Derry’s Altnagelvin Hospital.

Michael McGimpsey told the Stormont Assembly this morning that while he was committed to the future development of the Altnagelvin radiotherapy unit “the present budget proposal seriously undermines the ability to deliver this because of the absence of revenue funding and the reduction in capital resource available to my department.”

More details in Friday’s Journal