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Infrastructure Investment Plan progress report for 2015

Published: 15 Mar 2016
Financial Strategy Directorate
Part of:
Economy, Environment and climate change

This report outlines key achievements over the course of 2015 and looks forward to developments in 2016 and beyond.

27 page PDF

4.3 MB

27 page PDF

4.3 MB

Infrastructure Investment Plan progress report for 2015

27 page PDF

4.3 MB


Projects completed during 2015 include:

The Queen Elizabeth University Hospital and Royal Hospital for Children (£842 million) - the world-class new hospitals were officially opened in July 2015 after being completed on time and on budget. The adult hospital features 1,109 individual single patient rooms, all with an external window view. The children's hospital features 244 paediatric beds and will provide a large number of specialist services to the West of Scotland and the wider population of Scotland in addition to the full range of secondary care services to people of Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

Primary and community care projects (£56.2 million) - a number of new community healthcare facilities were completed in 2015, including health centres in East Kilbride, Kilsyth and Wishaw, a health centre in Scalloway and the new Harris Health Hub. These completed projects support the provision of healthcare in facilities that are more sustainable, high quality and as close to home as possible.

The Lanarkshire Beatson, West of Scotland Radiotherapy Satellite Centre, (£22 million) - a satellite facility for the Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre based at Monklands Hospital is equipped with the most advanced technology to deliver the same world-class treatment provided at the Glasgow centre. This will enable around 80 patient treatments a day for people who require radiotherapy for lung, breast, prostate and rectal cancers.

Young People's Unit (£8 million) - this purpose built new unit in Dundee supports a regional specialist child and adolescent mental health service for the north of Scotland, providing a 12 inpatient places.

The Shields Health and Care Centre (£2.7 million) -, is a purpose designed and built facility in East Pollockshields by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde that integrates NHS, social work and key partner services.

Melrose Ambulance Station (£2 million) - This new station replaces a 40-year old facility in Galashiels with significantly improved, modern operational facilities for the 34 staff that are based there. The new station, on the Borders General Hospital site, provides quicker access to the wider Borders region.

Projects expected to be completed during 2016 include:

Woodland View Hospital, Irvine (£55 million) - a new acute mental health facility and community hospital at Ayrshire Central Hospital. The new development is a 206-bedroom integrated mental health facility and community hospital which will bring together a full range of outpatient and inpatient facilities.

Women and Children's Hub (£3 million) - a new facility to provide co-located and integrated women's and children's community services in fit for purpose, comfortable and safe facilities for patients and staff. Construction works were completed in January 2016 and staff and services will migrate into new hub during April and May.

Intensive Psychiatric Care Unit at Stratheden Hospital (£4.5 million) - the project to replace the unit will see a new state-of-the-art eight-bed unit on the north-eastern part of the hospital grounds.