McGimpsey welcomes Ministers assurance of the Belfast City Hospital site for the new consolidated primary school.

Ulster Unionist Assembly Member for South Belfast Michael McGimpsey has welcomed the assurances today from the Health Minister that the Belfast City Hospital site will be made available for the new consolidated primary school in South Belfast.

The meeting which was held today in Stormont with the Health Minister Edwin Poots, Michael McGimpsey MLA, Councillor Bobby Stoker, Ernie Corbett (Sandy Row Community Forum Chairman), Harry Todd (Donegall Pass Community Forum Chairman) was to discuss concerns raised by the communities in the location of the new primary school.

In a statement following the meeting, Mr McGimpsey said, “The meeting today was very constructive, and I stand alongside Councillor Stoker, Ernie and Harry in saying that we welcome the Ministers assurance that the Belfast City Hospital site will be available for the new primary school. This good news is an opportunity to improve on the educational attainment and health among the well deserving children of Sandy Row, Donegall Pass and Donegall Road/Villiage.”

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