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Mayor welcomes Medical School funding

10 July 2020

Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council Cllr Brian Tierney has welcomed confirmation that the NI Executive has ring fenced funding for the Medical School at Magee.

Mayor Tierney said the Medical School remains a key catalyst regeneration project that has been identified by Council and key partners as critical in assisting us all achieve growth and prosperity for the Derry City and Strabane District Council area and wider North West City Region.

He said confirmation of this match funding today is hugely significant and allows all partners involved in this important project to proceed with the next stages of bringing this forward.

He said: “A medical school is an essential resource for the North West with the potential to boost the region’s profile as a centre of clinical excellence and innovation, in tandem with the pioneering research work that is currently taking place at Altnagelvin.

“News that the match funding has been confirmed is excellent news for the city and district and the wider region.  The Council is committed to continuing to work with Ulster University, Government and a range of stakeholders and partners to deliver on all this and other important catalyst regeneration projects.”