HC Deb 29 June 1971 vol 820 cc102-5W
Sir J. Gilmour

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will make a statement on the progress of the programme of hospital building in Scotland up to the most recent convenient date.

Mr. Gordon Campbell

It is estimated that from 1st April, 1970 to 31st March, 1971 capital expenditure on hospital building charged to the National Health Service (Scotland) Vote was £14.7 million: this compares with £144 million in 1968–69 and £14.2 million in 1969–70. The units provided during the year in new or converted buildings include 223 beds and a variety of other hospital facilities. The value of these completed schemes was £13.3 million. The total cost of all schemes in progress on 31st March, 1971, by type of development, is made up as follows:

Estimated Cost
Dr. Gray's and Bilbohall Hospitals, Elgin Modernisation 482,000(1)
Royal Dundee Liff Hospital Teaching Unit 74,000 (2)
Sunnyside Royal Hospital, Montrose Acute psychiatric unit 134,000
Strathcathro Hospital, Brechin General developments and improvements—
upgrading wards 13, 15, 16 85,000
central kitchen and dining room 93,000
Western General Hospital, Edinburgh New out-patient and casualty department 2,085,000 (3)
Central laundry and boilerhouse 1,445,000
Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh Protection and upgrading of theatre for wards 5 and 6 67,000
Stratheden Hospital, Cupar Upgrading of ward accommodation 68,000
Increase to boiler plant 57,000
Herdmanflat Hospital, Haddington Replacement of hutted accommodation by upgrading of wards 82,000
City Hospital, Edinburgh New kitchen and dining room 191,000
Engineering services and boilerhouse 200,000
Forth Park Maternity Hospital, Kirkcaldy General practitioner unit 311,000
Glasgow Dental Hospital and School Redevelopment 2,134,000(4)
Southern General Hospital, Glasgow Neurosurgical unit 1,782,000 (5)
Stobhill Hospital, Glasgow Operating theatre suite 576,000 (6)
Upgrading of boilerhouse 68,000
Mearnskirk Hospital, Newton Mearns Twin theatres 250,000
Stonehouse Hospital, Lanarkshire Hot water and boiler plant 177,000
Glasgow Royal Infirmary Blood transfusion laboratory 64,000
Ailsa Hospital, Ayr Residential accommodation 76,000
Davidson Cottage Hospital, Girvan Extension 70,000


  1. (1) Includes £5,000 from endowment funds.
  2. (2) University Scheme—N.H.S. contribution £10,000.
  3. (3) Includes £210,000 from University Grants Committee.
  4. (4) Includes £652,000 from University Grants Committee.
  5. (5) Includes £127,000 from University Grants Committee.
  6. (6) Includes £7,000 from University Grants Committee.

Woodend General Hospital, Aberdeen Glenburn Wing—Improvements to sanitary accommodation* 68,000
Kingseat Hospital, Newmachar Upgrading Lister Villa* 64,000
Bilbohall Hospital, Elgin Upgrading of male wing—Phase I* 84,000
Shetland Hospitals New laundry* 75,000
Ninewells, Dundee New teaching hospital and medical school 18,236,000(1)
Residential accommodation* 441,000
Kings Cross Hospital, Dundee General development 463,000 (2)
Murray Royal Hospital, Perth Central services—Phase I 300,000
Stracathro Hospital, Brechin General development and improvements—operating theatre and intensive therapy department 184,000
Royal Infirmary, Perth Accident unit* 111,000
Royal Victoria Hospital, Edinburgh Additional geriatric accommodation—Phase II—including medical services block* 374,000
Western General Hospital, Edinburgh Inter-project development (Phase I, Stage A) 257,000
Royal Edinburgh Hospital Mackinnon House—upgrading of wards—Phase II* 76,000
Estimated Cost
Bangour General Hospital, Broxburn Upgrading maternity unit accommodation and extension 155,000
Bangour Village Hospital Upgrading of wards* 150,000
Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy New day hospital* 149,000
Gogarburn Hospital, Edinburgh Children's ward unit* 222,000
Training unit* 51,000
South-Eastern Regional Hospital Board Headquarters accommodation* 145,000
Western Infirmary, Glasgow Redevelopment—Phase I* 4,688,000 (3)
Gartnavel District General Hospital, Glasgow 7,150,000(4)
Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow Reconstruction 5,345,000 (5)
Victoria Infirmary, Glasgow Geriatric unit, Langside Cottage 1,207,000
Twin lifts 63,000
Southern General Hospital. Glasgow Department of Medical Neurology and Geriatric Medicine 664,000 (6)
Boiler conversion 80,000
Belvidere Hospital, Glasgow X-ray department* 150,000
Neutron therapy unit* 100,000
Dumfries District General Hospital* 4,770,000
Greenock District General Hospital* 6,564,000
Ruchill Hospital, Glasgow Heating and domestic hot water supply 163,000
Mearnskirk Hospital, Newton Mearns Electrical rewiring and fire alarm 53,000
Renew heating installation 54,000
Philipshill Hospital, Busby, Lanarkshire Paraplegic unit 64,000
Ailsa Hospital, Ayr Boilerhouse replacement 110,000
Psychogeriatric admission unit* 300,000
Foresthall Hospital, Glasgow Upgrade ' C ' block* 83,000
Argyll and Bute Hospital, Lochgilphead Admission unit* 192,000
Hairmyres Hospital, East Kilbride Upgrade wards 21 and 22* 59,000
Hawkhead Hospital, Paisley Renewal of heating and electrical installation in wards 231,000
Falkirk Royal Infirmary Out-patient department* 832,000
Stirling Royal Infirmary Medical ward* 137,000
(1) Includes £3,413,000 from University Grants Committee.
(2) Includes £30,000 from endowments funds.
(3) Includes £234,000 from University Grants Committee.
(4) Includes £33,000 from University Grants Committee.
(5) Includes £329,000 from University Grants Committee.
(6) Includes £180,000 from University Grants Committee.
* Started 1970–71.