Kieran McCarthy MLA said: “It is very likely that some tough decisions are ahead in relation to our health system and we need to be pro-active and innovative in our approaches to delivering vital services.
“I would encourage the Health Minster to examine all possible oppportunities in relation to North-South sharing of services. This is a very positive option which holds much potential as regards delivering value for money.
“We have an excellent example of the potential for cross-border sharing of services in the planned radiotherapy unit at Altnagelvin Hospital and I hope that this provides inspiration for examining this matter.
“We need to be radical in our approaches to help make the most of the precious resources we have and cross-border sharing of services could really help as we look to deliver as much as possible for the money we have.”