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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S6W-09970
Asked by: Sarah Boyack, Lothian, Scottish Labour
Date lodged: 26 July 2022

Question

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-07530 by Humza Yousaf on 11 April 2022, whether it will provide an update on what progress has been made on replacing the Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion in Edinburgh.

Current status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 24 August 2022


Answer

NHS Boards are required to provide regular updates to the Scottish Government on the status and progress of National Treatment Centre projects. NHS Lothian is currently refreshing the Outline Business Case for the Edinburgh Eye Pavilion replacement project and will subsequently submit a Full Business Case to Scottish Government. Recent progress includes work to develop a Briefing Pack and Exemplar Design which will incorporate requirements to meet the NHS Assure process; Net Zero Carbon legislation; site location; learnings from the Covid-19 pandemic and impact on Clinical Pathways and outputs of the ‘NHS Lothian: Strategic Review of Ophthalmology Services’ completed in 2021. NHS Lothian has also appointed a Health Planner to further develop the Clinical Brief and associated Schedule of Accommodation, based on the outline clinical strategy produced in 2021.