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Outline business case agreed.
Health Secretary Humza Yousaf has confirmed that the outline business case for the new Edinburgh Eye Pavilion has been approved by the Scottish Government.
NHS Lothian has now been invited to submit a full business case.
This will be part of a £10 billion investment in the NHS estate over the next 10 years, bringing about the renewal and replacement of health facilities across Scotland.
Mr Yousaf said:
“I am delighted that we are a step closer to delivering improved specialised eye services for the city of Edinburgh and the wider region.
“The Scottish Government is committed to working closely with NHS Lothian to meet the demand for eye care, with improvements for patients and a more modernised service.”
Earlier this year, the Scottish Government asked NHS Lothian to carry out a review of eye care services, including redesigning pathways to enable patients to access care closer to home.