Royal Edinburgh Campus shortlisted for national awards

Royal Edinburgh CampusThe Phase 1 redevelopment of Royal Edinburgh Campus has been shortlisted in the 2016 Partnership Awards - recognising and rewarding the best in Public Private Partnerships.

The £45 million project, being delivered through NHS Lothian’s development partner hub South East Scotland, has been named in the Best Healthcare Project category, with the awards ceremony taking place later this week.

Phase One of this 10 year redevelopment is well underway. Work, being undertaken by appointed contractor Morrison Construction, is due to be completed by the end of 2016. It includes new build facilities which will accommodate adult acute mental health inpatient services, the Intensive Psychiatric Care Service, the Robert Fergusson national brain injury unit and older people’s mental health assessment and treatment services.

Testament to the successful partnership working demonstrated on this project, hub South East has also nominated NHS Lothian for Procurer of the Year, which has also been shortlisted.

Paul McGirk, hub South East Scotland’s chief executive, said: “It’s fantastic news to be shortlisted in these prestigious awards.

“This project is an example of true public/private partnership working, promoting patient, staff and community benefits through the development of new facilities, whilst contributing to the delivery of strategic aims of our public sector partner in relation to health service provision and wider asset management.

“As a hub project, it is delivering value for money in quicker timescales, with the strength of partnership so successful, it is realising benefits on future NHS Lothian and hub South East collaborations.”

Andrew Milne, project director, NHS Lothian, added: “This project is an excellent example of partnership working with the early involvement of Hub South East Scotland and its supply chain essential to the process.

“As a complex phased redevelopment involving a number of services, the combined experience and input of both public and private partners has been extremely beneficial, and will result in a facility that delivers real benefits for patients, staff and the wider community when it is finished at the end of 2016.”

The Partnership Awards will be held on 12th May in London, where the winners in each category will be announced.

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