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Review of NHS capital investments

An urgent review into capital investment projects across the Northern Ireland health service was commissioned by Health Minister Michael McGimpsey today.

He wants to know where best to use the £3.6 billion he has to spend on the infrastructure of the health and social care services over the next decade.

The minister admitted that the amount, though huge, was not enough to address all the capital investment required.

He said: "Too many of our facilities are dilapidated and in dire need of renewal or major refurbishment.

"The cost of maintaining these facilities, which have suffered from years of investment neglect, is too high and is, I believe, a waste of our limited resources."

Part of the £3.6 billion would be spent on new and refurbished buildings.