Royal Victoria Hospital

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The Royal Victoria Hospital, Edinburgh, is situated on a 10 acre site on Craigleith Road, Edinburgh. The services at the current Royal Victoria Hospital provide medical and psychiatric in patient, out patient and day hospital services to the over 65s population of North Edinburgh and South Queensferry.

The objective of the project is to provide a purpose-built Medicine for the Elderly Unit with improved facilities and an appropriate environment for the over 65s population.

The benefits which will be realised from providing this facility on the Western General Hospital site are the provision of:

  • Maintenance of local, equitable and easy to access services
  • Continued quality of care, through better access to diagnostics and medical cover
  • Improved environment, providing better accommodation to ensure privacy, dignity and safety
  • The larger critical mass of staff on the Western General Hospital will be available to deliver the service in a more flexible way between wards and services
  • Improved patient satisfaction related to the improvement in quality of care and environment.
  • A response to the change in demographics of the population.
  • Improved working environment, which will enhance the recruitment and retention of staff.

For further details of the project download the full case study via the link in the resources section to the right.

About this development
Project Royal Victoria Hospital
Location Edinburgh
Client Body NHS Lothian
Delivery Team Keppie, Laing O’Rourke
Value £43,600,000 construction cost
Procurement Type Frameworks Scotland
Opening Date June 2012
Development Types Palliative care, Mental health, Inpatient facility, Diagnostics and treatment, Elderly, Outpatient care, Acute
Project Summary Royal Victoria Hospital (PDF)
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