Poots will decide on NW Radiotherapy Unit within two weeks

The North's new Health Minister has pledged to reassess his predecessor's decision to shelve the planned North West Radiotherapy Unit at Altnagelvin, but has stopped short of giving a commitment that it will go ahead.

Speaking during a visit to the hospital last night, Edwin Poots said he will look at the numbers and announce a decision within two weeks.

Western Trust Chairman Gerard Guckian said he is confident that the unit will go ahead, and yesterday's discussions were an important element in that process....