‘NW cancer centre is epitome of cross-border working’ – Mullan

The North West Cancer Centre epitomises the benefits of cross-border working and the threats posed by Brexit, Foyle Sinn Féin MLA Karen Mullan has said.

She was commenting after visiting the state-of-the-art facility as part of a delegation from the Assembly’s All Party Group on Cancer.

“In many ways the North West Cancer Centre epitomises the many benefits and advantages of cross-border working,” Karen Mullan said.

“It has brought massive benefits, providing world-leading treatment and greatly reduce arduous journey times for patients, north and south. That is why the late deputy First Minister Martin Mc Guinness worked so hard to make it a reality and it is now a huge part of his legacy in Derry and beyond.

“The North West Cancer Centre is the kind of model that we should be building on, not just in health but across all public services and it was good for the delegation to hear about the positive impact it has made and the plans for the future.

“Of course, we also heard significant concerns about how Brexit could potentially impact on cross-border projects such as this.

“That again underlines the importance of ensuring that we do not allow our people and our vital services to become collateral damage in a reckless Brexit agenda.”