Boost For Belfast Care Centres

The Northern Ireland Health minister, Michael McGimpsey has committed £28 million to fund two new health and care centres in Belfast. The centres, to be sited in Andersonstown and the Shankill, will offer a range of health and social care services such as family planning, orthodontics, nutrition, dietetics and physiotherapy.

Mr McGimpsey said: “Primary care is the cornerstone of our health and social care system. Services for the people of this area are currently provided from a large number of separate facilities with local people having to travel to a range of locations for their community health and social care services.

“This project will rationalise the existing office and clinical base and provide four Health and Care Centres.”