Scottish govt approves Edinburgh hospital

19 September 2012 Scottish health minister Alex Neil has backed plans for a new Sick Kids hospital in Edinburgh, to be funded through the non-profit distributing model.
The outline business case for Edinburgh’s Royal Hospital for Sick Children and Department of Clinical Neurosciences has been formally approved by the Scottish government and work will now begin to procure a contractor to deliver the scheme.

Concerns were raised in May that private contractor Consort had yet to agree with its funders over changes to the lease arrangements at the proposed site of the new hospital, which is currently a car park.

“I am pleased to say that there is now a framework in place to resolve the legal and commercial issues that arose in the original contract,” said Neil.

He also confirmed that over £1bn of investment will be pumped into Scottish health infrastructure over the next two years.

“I’ve been clear in the past that investing in our infrastructure is vital to growing our economy and the NHS presents huge opportunities to do this,” he added.

The new hospital is due to be completed in 2017.

This page was last updated on:
24 February 2017.

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