Commenting on the British Government’s commitment of £2 billion to support the restored Northern Ireland Executive, Londonderry Chamber of Commerce President Redmond McFadden said: “I am very pleased that £60 million of capital and resource funding has been ring-fenced by the Government to deliver on the long-awaited Graduate Entry Medical School for Derry~Londonderry.
This is excellent news for the city and the future of healthcare in Northern Ireland. With £45 million provided by the Inclusive Future Fund, announced in May 2019, we hope that the remaining City Deal projects are prioritised as a matter of urgency by the Executive.
“We welcomed Health Minster Swann’s comments in the Assembly on Tuesday that there is ‘an intention of goodwill’ on delivering this vital project for the North West but the new Executive must now commit to delivering on its promise as soon as possible. We will work closely with all our partners in government to ensure this intention becomes a reality.”