West Tyrone Sinn Féin -- Building an Ireland of Equals

Local councillor joins LCG.

Published: 1 October, 2011

Local Sinn Féin councillor Sorcha McAnespy has joined the Western trusts Local Commissioning Group, which covers the areas of Derry City Council; Fermanagh District Council; Limavady Borough Council; Omagh District Council; and Strabane District Council.

From 1 April 2009, the Health and Social Care Board assumed responsibility for the commissioning functions previously carried out by the four Health and Social Services Boards, supported by five Local Commissioning Groups.

Speaking on her appointment councillor McAnespy said:

"The LCG Membership consists of 17 members; members include independents, professionals and locally elected representatives. I am there in my capacity as a locally elected representative. I am delighted to be able to give the people of the Omagh Area a voice on this committee as for too long we have been unrepresented by an elected member on this LCG. I will be able to represent view from people 'on the ground' so to speak and this can only be a good thing for local people."