£120m boost for Royal Edinburgh Hospital

Royal Edinburgh Hospital is to be redeveloped thanks to a �120m funding package. Picture: Julie Bull
Royal Edinburgh Hospital is to be redeveloped thanks to a �120m funding package. Picture: Julie Bull
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The Royal Edinburgh Hospital is to be redeveloped thanks to a £120 million public-private funding package, First Minister-in-waiting Nicola Sturgeon has announced.

The money is part will of a £409m package which Ms Sturgeon said would see state-of-the-art hospitals and health centres emerge across the country.

The Royal Edinburgh Hospital campus will be the main beneficiary, with £120m to complete its redevelopment.

Planning approval for phase one of the ten-year Royal Edinburgh redevelopment project was granted earlier this year.

And it is hope the funding announcement will lead to the start of work.

Other projects set to benefit from the scheme include £65m to develop the East Lothian Community Hospital