HC Deb 28 January 1999 vol 324 cc379-81W
Mr. Swinney

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list the current building projects in the NHS, with the exception of Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, of value greater than £100,000; which of these involve PFI contracts and what is the PH share of the cost of each project; what will be the(a) annual cost and (b) total cost to the public purse of each of these projects over the next five years, stating the amounts to be paid under PFI contracts; if he will list the property transfers made as part of the PFI contracts in each case; which of these buildings will be in public ownership; and if he will make a statement. [65933]

Mr. Galbraith

[holding answer 18 January 1999]: Other than the new Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, there are currently 35 building projects with a capital value greater than £100,000 under way in the NHSiS. These projects are listed as follows:

  • Aberdeen Royal Infirmary Service Reconfiguration
  • Arbroath Infirmary Redevelopment
  • Arran Day Hospital, Ailsa Hospital, Ayr
  • Ashludie Community Hospital
  • Bo'ness Community Hospital
  • Borders Mental Health Renewal Programme
  • Crosshouse Hospital Service Developments
  • Cumbernauld Health Centre
  • Dumfries Community Extended Treatment Unit
  • Dundee Dental Hospital Upgrade
  • Dundee Limb Fitting Centre
  • Dundee Palliative Care Day Hospital
  • Edinburgh Western General Redevelopment
  • 3 Health Care Houses, Edinburgh
  • Galashiels Health Centre
  • Glasgow Royal Infirmary Maternity and Plastic Surgery Development
  • Glasgow Southern General Neuroscience Ward Upgrade
  • Glasgow Southern General Prosthetics Unit
  • Glasgow Western General Infectious Diseases Unit
  • Glasgow Western General Linear Accelerator Bunkers
  • GP Premises in Orkney
  • Hairmyres Hospital (DGH Replacement)
  • IPCU and ICCU at St. John's, Livingston
  • Law Hospital (DGH Replacement)
  • Learning Disabilities Nursing Home, Edinburgh
  • Lerwick Health Centre
  • Old Irvine Road Clinic, Kilmarnock
  • Renal Endoscopy Unit at Monklands Hospital
  • Scalloway Health Centre
  • Southern Isles Hospital, Balivanich
  • Special Care Baby Unit at Ninewells, Dundee
  • Stranraer Resource Centre
  • Turriff Hospital
  • Waverley Park, Glasgow
  • Woodilee Hospital Reprovision.

In addition, there may be other projects which fall within NHS Trust and Health Board delegated limits and for which information is not held centrally.

Of these projects two are being procured through PFI, namely, the new Hairmyres Hospital and the new Law Hospital. The capital value of the facilities being procured through these projects is £67.5 million for Hairmyres Hospital and £100 million for Law Hospital. The facilities will be designed, built, financed and operated by the private sector and the NHS Trusts will enter into 25 to 30 year contracts for the use of the facilities.

NHS Trusts pay capital charges (depreciation and a return on capital employed) on all publicly owned assets which they use. For facilities provided through the PFI, no capital charges will be paid but the Trust will instead pay the private sector provider for the use of the facility.

No payments will be made to the PFI provider or costs incurred prior to the facility coming into use. Over the next 5 years the total running costs of the facility (including the cost of the PFI contract) and the PFI contract costs will be as detailed in the table.

New Hairmyres hospital New Law hospital Total
Year Total running cost PFI contract Total running cost PFI contract
1999–2000 0 0 0 0
2000–01 0 0 0 0
2001–02 50,545 10,554 61,356 16,145
2002–03 44,694 12,530 74,409 19,579
2003–04 44,563 12,399 76,641 20,166
Total 139,802 35,483 212,406 55,890

As part of the PFI contract for the new Hairmyres Hospital 52 acres of surplus land at Hairmyres was included in the deal. No land transfers were included in the Law deal.

Neither of the new facilities will be in public ownership.