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Lagan Valley Hospital

Volume 456: debated on Monday 29 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what plans he has to provide funding for the further development of the Lagan Valley hospital; and when he expects to respond to the business case put forward by the Down Lisburn Trust. (111993)

An allocation for the redevelopment of local hospitals was included in the £2.9 billion investment programme announced for health and social services over the next 10 years in the “Investment Strategy for Northern Ireland” in December 2005. Following appraisal by the Department the business case for the development of the Lagan Valley site was returned to Down Lisburn Trust for further refinement. The Department awaits the resubmission of the business case which is expected in early March 2007.