Infrastructure Investment Plan 2015: progress report 2018-2019

Annual progress report on our Infrastructure Investment Plan outlines key achievements over the course of 2018 to 2019 and a sector by sector update on key infrastructure projects.

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Capital Investment Strategy

Infrastructure contributes to the effective delivery of health and care services right across Scotland and needs to respond to the complex and changing needs of the service, changing population demographics and increasing public expectation from the service, which is regarded as a force for good in all our lives.

Our Capital Investment Strategy will take a broad overview of required investment across primary and community care facilities, acute hospital infrastructure, digital technology, and medical equipment and will set out the further steps we will take to support all Health Boards to continue to improve and maintain their estate and asset base.


Healthcare investments completed during 2018-19 include the following:

  • Inverurie Health Care Hub & Foresterhill Health Centre - the £24.1 million project for the reprovision of a new health centre on the Foresterhill Health Campus site in Aberdeen completed in May 2018 and the reprovision of a new health centre for Inverurie, Aberdeenshire completed in July 2018.
  • NHS Scotland Pharmaceutical Specials Service - the £29 million NHS Manufacturing Unit at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee for the supply of unlicensed medicines to all 14 health boards in NHS Scotland, completed in March 2019.
  • Gorbals Health Centre - the £18.6 million new health centre in Glasgow opened in November 2018.

The following projects currently in construction are expected to complete and be operational later this year:

  • NHS Orkney New Hospital and Healthcare Facilities;
  • Royal Hospital for Sick Children / Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Edinburgh;
  • Stirling Care Village; and
  • Woodside Health Centre, Glasgow.

The following projects have commenced construction within the last year:

  • Greenock Health & Care Centre; and
  • Stobhill Mental Health Beds, Glasgow.

The following projects are expected to commence construction later this year:

  • Redesign of Services for Skye, Lochalsh & South West Ross;
  • Redesign of Services for Badenoch and Strathspey;
  • Aberdeen Baird Family Hospital and ANCHOR Centre; and
  • Clydebank Health & Care Centre.
  • Elective Centre Programme - one of our key commitments is the investment of £320 million in the Elective Centre Programme. The Centres will deliver additional, sustainable elective capacity to meet the needs of a growing and increasingly elderly population, thereby reducing waiting times and reliance on private sector provision. Building work will commence in early 2019 on the £16 million Golden Jubilee National Hospital's Ophthalmology Unit Development, which is scheduled to open in Spring 2020, and the business cases for the remaining centres will progress during 2019.



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