A Foyle MLA says he believes there is more of an appetite for shared health services, which could see White Oaks in Donegal used as a cross border addiction treatment centre.
Pat Ramsey was speaking as new figures from Stormont show a rise in the number of people receiving drug and alcohol treatment to over 8,500 across Northern Ireland.
15% of those are in the Western Trust area, at a time when there is no residential treatment centre in Derry.
White Oaks in Donegal has been suggested by many as an option, and Pat Ramsey believes this idea is finding favour in all quarters.
He says the issue of drug and alcohol treatment is becoming an increasingly pressing one………..