Saturday, April 20

Scottish NHS brand-new structure tasks postponed for 2 years

The Scottish Government has actually cautioned health boards that say goodbye to money is readily available and all brand-new tasks are being stopped briefly for as much as 2 years.

Financing will continue to be readily available to take on the medical facility upkeep stockpile.

The Scottish Government now intends to release a modified health care facilities program in the Spring setting out re-prioritised jobs.

Skyrocketing building expenses, product scarcities and harder ventilation requirements have actually consumed into developing spending plans.

It has actually emerged a program to develop a network of 10 treatment centres throughout Scotland will be the most significant casualty of the costs clampdown.

A Scottish Government representative stated: “The UK Government did not inflation-proof its capital budget plan which has actually led to almost a 10% real-term cut in the Scottish Government’s capital financing over the medium-term in between 2023-24 and 2027-28.

“The outcome of this cut is that brand-new health capital jobs have actually presently been stopped briefly. Our focus for the instant future will be on dealing with stockpile upkeep and vital devices replacement.

“We are investing ₤ 314m in 2024/25 in health facilities permitting all significant tasks in building and construction to be finished– this consists of the Baird and Anchor Hospitals in Aberdeen, Parkhead Health Centre and the Golden Jubilee Expansion Phase 2.”

NHS tasks postpone

Ayrshire and Arran:

  • National treatment centre at Carrick Glen Hospital in Ayr


  • National treatment centre in Aberdeen
  • Ward upgrade at Dr Gray’s Hospital, Elgin


  • Replacement healthcare facility in Fort William
  • Repair Caithness General Hospital
  • Maternity system growth at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness
  • Growth Cowal Community Hospital in Dunoon


  • Changing Monklands Hospital, Airdrie
  • National treatment centre in Cumbernauld


  • New cancer centre and eye health center, Edinburgh
  • National treatment centre in Livingston


  • National treatment centre at Perth Royal Infirmary

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