Outline business case agreed for new Edinburgh Eye Pavilion
The outline business case for the new Edinburgh Eye Pavilion has been approved by the Scottish Government.
Graham Construction had been selected to develop the new eye hospital for NHS Lothian back in 2018 before funding was withdrawn for the project.
NHS Lothian has now been invited to submit a full business case.
The project will form part of a £10 billion investment in the NHS estate over the next ten years, bringing about the renewal and replacement of health facilities across Scotland.
Health secretary Humza Yousaf said: “I am delighted that we are a step closer to delivering improved specialised eye services for the city of Edinburgh and the wider region.
“The Scottish Government is committed to working closely with NHS Lothian to meet the demand for eye care, with improvements for patients and a more modernised service.”
Earlier this year, the Scottish Government asked NHS Lothian to carry out a review of eye care services, including redesigning pathways to enable patients to access care closer to home.