REFURBISHMENT work to upgrade the external façade of the main tower block at South Tyrone Hospital began recently.
The work, part of a £2.9 million investment, is scheduled to continue for a period of 20 months and includes new windows, replacement of the exterior facade with modern cladding and essential structural repairs.
There will be some disruption to offices/ward areas as work continues as well as fewer available car parking places.
This is the latest in a series of recent investments made by the Trust to improve facilities and services at South Tyrone Hospital.
A new state of the art decontamination facility at South Tyrone Hospital costing just under £500,000 opened in spring 2012 to support additional permanent endoscopy sessions and to help improve waiting times for patients.
The admission ward also underwent considerable refurbishment costing £63,000 as part of an investment to ensure an excellent patient experience in pleasant and comfortable surroundings.