Key achievements over last five years
NHS Ayrshire and Arran's Woodland View, Acute Mental Health & North Ayrshire Community Hospital completed in 2016. Costing £54.8 million and serving East, North and South Ayrshire, the facility for 206 inpatients brings adult mental health and addiction inpatient services together on one site. It includes improved rehabilitation and re-enablement services; improved treatment and rehabilitation facilities for older people; and provides additional outpatient and support services.
NHS Lothian's Royal Edinburgh Campus Redevelopment (Phase 1) completed in December 2016. Costing £49 million, the phase one redevelopment of the Royal Edinburgh Hospital includes new accommodation for the adult acute mental health inpatient service, older people's mental health assessment, Intensive Psychiatric Care Service and the new Robert Fergusson national brain injury unit.
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde's Eastwood Health Centre and Maryhill Health Centre completed in summer 2016. Costing £10.8 million and £13.6 million respectively, these innovative new centres offer access to a wide range of primary and community health and social care services under one roof.
NHS Dumfries and Galloway's new 344-bed Royal Infirmary, opened in 2017. Costing £275 million, the new hospital enables new models of care to be delivered through the introduction of single rooms, a combined theatre and 23-hour surgery area, and an integrated emergency care centre and assessment unit. The whole hospital is designed to provide patients with an enhanced level of care and treatment and, where necessary, be seen, diagnosed, and a treatment plan established, without using mainstream hospital beds.
The new Jack Copland Centre completed in 2017 and brought together on a single site, a range of Scottish National Blood Transfusion Services. This created a facility capable of delivering a first rate service in the processing, testing, supply, research and development of blood and human donor tissues and cells.
NHS Grampian's £24.1 million project for the reprovision of a new Foresterhill Health Centre on the Foresterhill Health Campus site in Aberdeen completed in May 2018, and the reprovision of a new Inverurie Health Care Hub in Aberdeenshire completed in July 2018.
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde's new £18.6 million Gorbals Health Centre in Glasgow opened in November 2018.
NHS Orkney's Balfour Hospital, the biggest project in NHS Orkney's history, became operational in June 2019. The £77.4 million award-winning project saw the development of a purpose built facility to replace the existing Balfour Hospital in Kirkwall, two GP practices and the Public Dental Service.
NHS Scotland's £29 million Pharmaceutical Specials Service project at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee for the supply of unlicensed medicines to all 14 health boards in NHS Scotland was completed in March 2019.
NHS Forth Valley's Stirling Health and Social Care Village was completed in 2019. This £37.8 million facility houses three GP Practices, a Minor Injuries Unit with X-ray facilities, GP and Primary Care Out-of-Hours services, community nursing as well as accommodation for local healthcare and ambulance staff. The Centre can accommodate up to 116 people in en-suite rooms across four short-stay areas
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde's new £21.2 million state-of-the art Woodside Health and Care Centre in the centre of Glasgow became operational in 2019. Set over three and a half storeys, the development is a significant investment in the health and wellbeing of the local community, bringing together multiple clinicians under one roof.
NHS Lothian's £70.4 million East Lothian Community Hospital project includes a new community hospital that was built on the site of the former Roodlands Hospital and comprises a range of services including endoscopy procedure rooms and six wards, totalling 132 beds in single en-suite rooms. The new build is also able to support patients previously cared for in Haddington Care Home, Crookston Care Home, and Midlothian Community Hospital. The new hospital became fully operational in 2019 and the final phase of contracted works were completed in 2020.
Progress in 2020-21
NHS Lothian's Royal Hospital for Children and Young People in Edinburgh fully opened in March this year. It provides a wide range of services and facilities including a Children's Emergency Department, 242 beds, 10 theatres, outdoor play areas, physical and mental health specialities on one site and accommodation for families of paediatric patients. The hospital also accommodates NHS Lothian's Department for Clinical Neuroscience.
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde's new Greenock Health and Social Care Centre opened in March this year providing a wide range of services for the benefit of the community it serves. This includes the transfer of four General Practices, pharmacy, primary care and other health and social care services from the previous health centre, as well as the introduction of other services, including specialist children's services, speech and language therapy and the care at home service. The new facility offers an opportunity to reshape services from a patient and service user's perspective to provide care that is more integrated, accessible and efficient, as well as contributing to the wider goals of community regeneration and addressing health inequalities.
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde's new Stobhill Mental Health DBFM Beds project opened in August last year and delivered two new mental health wards at Stobhill Hospital in Glasgow with space for up to 40 patients accommodated in individual rooms. It has been designed to provide a positive environment for mental health patients and to play an important role in facilitating their treatment and recovery.
The Golden Jubilee National Hospital's Ophthalmology Unit Development became operational in November last year. The expanded integrated ophthalmology unit forms part of the Scheduled Care and Diagnostic Centres programme and offers state-of-the-art care for patients needing cataract surgery. The unit will play an important part in tackling the increase in waiting lists as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The following projects continued construction during the last year:
- NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde - Clydebank Health & Care Centre;
- NHS Highland - Redesign of Services for Skye, Lochalsh & South West Ross; and
- NHS Highland - Redesign of Services for Badenoch and Strathspey.
The following projects have commenced construction within the last year:
- Golden Jubilee National Hospital's Phase 2 Elective Expansion;
- NHS Highland - Elective Care Centre; and
- NHS Fife - Elective Orthopaedic Centre.
Activity going forward
Over the next five years, the Scottish Government and NHS Scotland plan on delivering the following major programme and projects:
- The £320 million Scheduled Care and Diagnostic Centres programme will increase Scotland's capacity for elective surgery, in order to allow people to be treated more quickly. The programme comprises the following projects:
- Golden Jubilee National Hospital Ophthalmology Unit Development (completed);
- Golden Jubilee National Hospital Phase 2 Elective Expansion (in construction);
- NHS Highland - Elective Care Centre (in construction);
- NHS Fife - Elective Orthopaedic Centre (in construction);
- NHS Forth Valley - two additional theatres (in development);
- NHS Lothian - Short Stay Elective Centre at St John's Hospital in Livingston (in development);
- NHS Tayside - Elective Care Centre (in development); and
- NHS Grampian - Elective Care Centre (in development).
- NHS Grampian's £233.2 million Baird Family Hospital and Anchor project in Aberdeen, brings together all Maternity, Neonatal, Reproductive Medicine, Breast and Gynaecology services in the Baird Family Hospital and consolidates Haematology, Oncology and Radiotherapy Day and Outpatient services under one roof in the ANCHOR Cancer centre.
- NHS Lothian's £20 million upgrade to the Edinburgh Cancer Centre at the Western General Hospital will improve the environment for patients and how services are delivered.
- NHS Ayrshire and Arran's new £10 million National Secure Adolescent Inpatient Service in Ayrshire will be the first of its kind in Scotland.
- NHS Western Isles new £18 million St Brendan's Hospital, will replace the existing health and social care facilities on Barra. The modern, state of the art facility will help residents of Barra receive care without having to travel off the island.
- NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde's £67 million investment for the provision of a new Parkhead Health and Social Care Community Hub in Glasgow will replace 10 different buildings across Glasgow's North East area.