Scottish govt approves Edinburgh hospital
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.