NI health service given £72m cash boost

NewsBy Jamie McDowell
NI health service given £72m cash boost

The Northern Ireland health service has been boosted by a £72m cash injection.

The money is to help deal with the problem of waiting lists among other issues.

Northern Ireland Finance Minister Máirtín Ó Muilleoir announced the funding as part of a monitoring round to reallocate money.

 As well as the good news for the health service, an extra £30m will be pumped into education, with £5m to be allocated to special educational needs.

£25m has also been set aside for road maintenance.