£27m Edinburgh hospital refurbishment project to begin

Robertson founder and executive chairman, Bill Robertson CBE

ROBERTSON is set to start a £27 million project to redevelop areas of the Western General Hospital for NHS Lothian following the appointment of RMF Health – a consortium consisting of Robertson and FES.

The work will include the refurbishment and extension of the haematology and oncology areas as well as the creation of a new renal unit. The scheme is due for completion in 2021.

The project coincides with the hospital’s 150th anniversary. The facility provides a range of services and is home to the regional centre for cancer for the south east of Scotland.

Anna Daley, framework manager at RMF Health said, “Robertson has a great deal of experience in the healthcare sector, from delivering a brand new hospital in Orkney to creating the Stirling Health and Care Village. That expertise will be relied upon to deliver a best in class project at the Western General Hospital, one which will lead to significant benefits to staff and patients alike.”

Chris Stirling, site director for the Western General Hospital added, “We are excited to be moving forward with these projects to improve the physical environment for our patients to enhance their treatment. NHS Lothian has committed to the long term future of the cancer centre on the Western General Hospital. The works to refurbish oncology and haematology services, along with creating a new renal dialysis unit, will give our patients and staff the clinical space they deserve.”

RMF Health last year completed a £2.5 million redevelopment of Ward 20 at St John’s Hospital in Livingston.