Plans for new hospital in Livingston given green light
Plans submitted by private cosmetic surgery provider Cosmedicare to build a new hospital in Livingston have been given the green light.
The existing facility located at the Kirkton Campus has previously been home to companies such as Glenmorangie, WL Gore, Quintiles and BskyB.
The 12,443sq ft pavilion will be refurbished t to bring it in line with Health Improvement Scotland (HIS) regulations before the hospital opens in the summer of 2021.
Operating as a day case medical provider, the new St Ellen’s Hospital will have two operating theatres with private en-suite recovery rooms alongside recovery wards. The facility will also have three minor ops suites, two treatment rooms and a laser suite with four consultation rooms.
Procedures on offer at the new facility will range from breast reconstruction, facial rejuvenation and gender reassignments to cancer excisions, aesthetics and burn treatments, The Herald reports.
Gill Baird, Cosmedicare managing director, said: “We are absolutely delighted that our plans have been approved, and with the support we’ve received for it from the medical community and the public.
“These proposals herald a new era of healthcare provision with St Ellen’s delivering a more holistic, practitioner-focused facility than the traditional private hospital set-up with the patient pathway central to the service.”