Meeting of Wednesday 20 November 2019
Speaker; Ann Donaghy. Assistant Director Western Health Care Trust
Topic: Update on Omagh Hospital and Primary Care Complex [OH&PCC]
The Omagh Hospital and Primary Care Complex is the only one of its kind in Northern Ireland. The aim from the outset was to bring together under one roof all the services which previously had been scattered in various locations around the town. All were in need of improved facilities and the new hospital has achieved that. Mrs Donaghy listed all the services now operating from the new building, starting with four GP Practices and associated Treatment Rooms. In addition, there is a full range of support services including Radiology, a CT Scanner with room for an MRI Scanner when money becomes available. Members were keen to acknowledge the excellence of the arrangements for Out-Patients and those being cared for in the Rehabilitation Unit. There were compliments about the new Pharmacy and Café. It was of no surprise to those present that following an inspection by the Department of Health, the hospital was given the highest rating. Plans for the future focus on integrating the services available in OH&PCC and SWA – the South West Acute Hospital in Enniskillen – to provide total care for people living in the west without the need for referrals to hospitals outside the region. Mrs Donaghy’s presentation gave rise to many questions and a lively discussion ensued. She was thanked for a fascination insight into the work of the new hospital by Probus President, Oliver Loughran.