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Holywell Hospital ‘not fit for purpose’

Thursday, 10 August 2017

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HOLYWELL Hospital in Antrim is no longer 'fit for purpose' and should be closed, it has been claimed.
Antrim District Lunatic Asylum opened in 1898 and was one of the last grand Victorian hospitals of its kind.
And while the fine red brick architecture has survived, the Trust has acknowledged that the crumbling and drafty interiors have become 'difficult to maintain'.
Ulster Unionist Health Spokesperson Roy Beggs has gone further still. He has written to the Permanent Secretary of the Health Department to raise serious concerns about the deteriorating conditions.
“There is a strong case for replacing the Victorian built Antrim mental health facility," said Mr Beggs.
“I have sought clarity from the Permanent Secretary of the Department when this badly needed investment will be made."
* Read the full story in this week's Antrim Guardian.

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