Poots urged to reach a detox service agreement with Whiteoaks


The North's health minister says he'll engage in discussions on funding the Whiteoaks addiction treatment centre in Donegal.

Speaking after raising the issue in the Assembly, Foyle MLA Maeve Mc Laughlin said given the ongoing debate on the need for a detox facility in the north west, it is unacceptable that there is a purpose-built facility so close to Derry which is not operational at present.

This, she says, is because while there is an agreement in place with the health authorities in the Republic, no such agreement is in place with the health authorities in the North.

Maeve Mc Laughlin says this is an issue which must be addressed..........