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19/09/2019

New Community Health Building Boosts Services In Strabane

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Health provision across Strabane has been boosted with the launch of a new community health building.

The new modular build was officially opened on Tuesday, 17 September, in the County Tyrone town.

It provides offices, a meeting room, counselling room, kitchen and toilet areas and large communal meeting room for the benefit of people in the area. The facility will also allow the Strabane Health Improvement Project to expand the existing programme delivering new innovative programmes.

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The Department for Communities (DfC) funded £292,000 towards the construction of the building.

Speaking at the launch, DfC Permanent Secretary Tracy Meharg said: "This project will complement the investment from the Big Lottery and other projects funded by the Department in this area. It demonstrates not only collaborative working but our ongoing commitment to target those communities throughout Northern Ireland who are suffering from higher than average rates of unemployment, ill health, lower levels of educational attainment and higher rates of income deprivation. 

"This project is a much needed and welcome boost for the people of Strabane and will improve social conditions for the people who live in the most deprived neighbourhoods, through better coordinated public services and the creation of safer environments."

(CM/MH)

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