Agenda item

North West Regional Development Group Minutes (GSP10/19)

Minutes:

Councillor McLaughlin highlighted the importance of the recommendation that Council write to the Department of Health to progress the proposed medical school at Magee Campus as the deadline approached.  She proposed that Council write to the Permanent Secretaries for the Department of Health, Department of Economy and the Department for Finance in relation to progressing the business case for the post graduate medical school at Magee.

 

Councillor McLaughlin Proposed, Seconded by Councillor Tierney

 

That    Council write to the Permanent Secretaries for the Department of Health, Department of Economy and the Department for Finance in relation to progressing the business case for the post graduate medical school at Magee.

 

She stated that it was imperative that the May deadline was met in order to attract applications for the first intake scheduled for September 2020.   She advised that a cross-party delegation and stakeholders had met on 25 January 2019 and that MP Elisha McCallion had organised a meeting with the Permanent Secretary for the Department of Health in order to pursue the matter promptly.  She then commended Ulster University on the recent acquisition of land at the Foyle College site on Duncreggan Road which reaffirmed their commitment towards the expansion of Magee Campus.