Work starts on South Glasgow Hospital

17 Mar 2010

Work has started on the £840m NHS hospital project at the South Glasgow Hospital Campus.

The Glasgow Herald reported the official opening with  Health Secretary Nicola Sturgeon marking the beginning of the biggest NHS hospital build project ever undertaken in Scotland with a promise that it will provide a "shot in the arm" for the local economy.

The £840 million project to amalgamate maternity, children's and adult services in the south-west of Glasgow has been touted as providing a "gold standard" model for healthcare in Scotland.

Brookfield Europe, a major international builder, will construct the new hospitals which will be the largest single NHS hospital build project in Scotland.

The first phase of the project was the expansion and upgrading of the existing maternity hospital.

The beginning of building work marks the start of work on the new regional children's hospital which will replace Yorkhill and the largest component, the new South Glasgow Hospital with 1100 beds.

The project, due for completion in 2015, will locate the trio of hospitals on the site of the Southern General Hospital in Govan.

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  • Artists impression of the new campus, supplied by NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde