SDLP Foyle MLA Sinéad McLaughlin has welcomed the announcement by health minister Robin Swann of £60,000 to keep Derry's Crisis Intervention Service running until at least April next year. She said: "I very much welcome the funds to keep the service running for the moment. However, long-term financial support is needed. Short term ad hoc funding is not a sustainable way for a vital service to operate. The service needs an early commitment to ongoing financial support."