SINN Féin’s Leader in the North Michelle O’Neill and local MP Elisha McCallion are to hold a number of engagements over the coming days to seek to resolve concerns over feared delays to the planned medical school at Magee.
There are fears that the medical school will not go ahead because of the political deadlock at Stormont between the DUP and Sinn Fein over equality and an Irish Language Act.
Elisha McCallion revealed that her party leader is to raise the matter with the head of the Civil Service, the head of the Health Department and the University of Ulster.
“Michelle and I will be involved in a number of meetings and engagements over the coming days as part of an intensive effort to ensure the medical school stays on track,” the Sinn Féin Foyle MP said.
“Locally, Sinn Féin have been continually engaging with the university and they assure us they remain fully committed to the medical school.
“Obviously, recent claims from within the Health Department that the project could be delayed have caused understandable concern.
“The medical school is a ground-breaking project both or the expansion of Magee and the development of our overall economy so we will be seeking firm assurances from all the key stakeholders that it remains on course to take its first intake of students in September 2019.”