Final phase of East Lothian Community Hospital completed

THE final stage of East Lothian Community Hospital in Haddington has been completed and handed over to NHS Lothian and the East Lothian Health and Social Care Partnership.

The £69 million hospital, built by Morrison Construction with hub South East as the development partner, is the largest hub project in Scotland and has been delivered in stages. The latest phase of car park and landscaping completes the development, following a handover of the main building in 2019 and the Outpatients Department in 2018.

hub South East started its involvement of the redevelopment of the old Roodlands Hospital site in 2012. The project was delivered on time and on budget and has already received recognition with shortlists in the Scottish Property Awards and scooping a silver Best Healthcare project award at 2018’s International Partnerships Awards.

Richard Park, director in hub South East, said, “Having been involved in this project since the early stages, as hub South East helped drive plans for the redevelopment, I’m incredibly proud to have officially handed over the new hospital to our partners in NHS Lothian and the East Lothian Health and Social Care Partnership.

“The East Lothian Community Hospital is a great example of the strength of hub’s strategic support service as we began our involvement with what was at the time a ground-breaking approach to demand and capacity analysis. The initial agreement for the project was endorsed by Scottish Government as an exemplar model and strong partnership working then continued throughout the design, development and construction of the project, resulting in a high quality facility, delivered on time and within budget, realising a range of community benefits and social value.”

Eddie Robertson, MD for Morrison Construction Building Central, added, “ELCH has been a fantastic project for our business and the team can be rightly proud of the high quality hospital that has been handed over. Working on much-needed facilities like this one is an inspiration for all of us, and we look forward to collaborating with hub South East and NHS Lothian in the future to continue delivering for local people.”