Tyrone County Hospital

Tyrone County Hospital (Irish: Otharlann Chontae Thír Eoghain) was the main hospital in Omagh, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. The hospital occupied the same site in the town from 1899 until it closed to new patients on 20 June 2017, when it was replaced by the newly built Omagh Hospital and Primary Care Complex.[1]

Tyrone County Hospital
Western Health and Social Care Trust
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The hospital in October 2005
Tyrone County Hospital is located in Northern Ireland
Tyrone County Hospital
LocationOmagh, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Coordinates54°35′53″N 7°16′48″W / 54.598°N 7.280°W / 54.598; -7.280Coordinates: 54°35′53″N 7°16′48″W / 54.598°N 7.280°W / 54.598; -7.280
Care systemHealth and Social Care in Northern Ireland
ListsHospitals in Northern Ireland


The hospital has its origins in an infirmary which was opened in Market Street in Omagh in 1796.[2] The hospital moved to a new site on Hospital Road in 1899.[2] A post graduate centre for students of Queen's University Belfast was opened by Richard Needham in July 1988[2] and a new renal unit followed in August 1989.[2]

In June 2002 the then Health Minister Bairbre de Brún announced the closure of the hospital,[3] a decision which was confirmed by the new Health Minister Michael McGimpsey in January 2009.[4] After services transferred to the new Omagh Hospital and Primary Care Complex, the Tyrone County Hospital closed in June 2017.[5]


  1. ^ "Tyrone County Hospital 1899-2017". westerntrust.hscni.net. 20 June 2017. Retrieved 22 September 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d "Sperrin Lakeland Trust". web.archive.org. Archived from the original on 9 October 2007. Retrieved 31 January 2010.
  3. ^ "Proposed acute hospital plan sparks row". Northern Ireland News. 12 June 2002. Retrieved 30 April 2017.
  4. ^ "McGimpsey Defends Omagh Acute Hospital Loss". Northern Ireland News. 23 January 2009. Retrieved 30 April 2017.
  5. ^ "Omagh Hospital and Primary Care Complex opens to patients". BBC. 20 June 2017. Retrieved 5 April 2017.

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