Outline business case approved for Golden Jubilee National Hospital expansion
The expansion of the Golden Jubilee National Hospital in Clydebank has reached an important milestone after the Scottish Government’s Capital Investment Group approved the outline business case for an integrated ophthalmology unit.
Principal supply chain partner Kier Construction Scotland will develop the new elective care facility, procured through Framework Scotland 2.
The building work, valued at £12 million for phase one involves, building a dedicated cataract surgery unit that will also be co-located with ophthalmology outpatient facilities.
The integrated ophthalmology unit is scheduled to open in spring 2020 and the new unit will offer state-of-the-art care for patients needing cataract surgery. By offering improved services and facilities, the expansion will help reduce patient waiting times and enhance patient experience.
Callum Leslie, director of Kier in Scotland and the north east, said: “We are delighted to progress with this important elective treatment centre.
“This complements the strong portfolio of healthcare projects that Kier Construction is delivering throughout the country. As well as providing new facilities for thousands of patients, we will be creating local jobs for local people and valuable learning opportunities.”
June Rogers, director of operations for the Golden Jubilee Foundation, added: “Scottish Government approval to move forward with our expansion plans means that we are another step towards offering patients across Scotland faster, high quality care in the specialties we provide.
“The Golden Jubilee Foundation is now working on a Full Business Case for our Ophthalmology unit with building work scheduled to start in early 2019.”
Kier Construction is one of five principal supply chain partners on the Health Facilities Scotland Framework Scotland 2, a national procurement programme for healthcare new build and refurbishment projects.