Minister hails investment in Lothian hospitals

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HEALTH Secretary Nicola Sturgeon has hailed investment in new hospital projects as evidence of the Scottish Government’s commitment to the NHS.

Construction work is under way on projects, including Edinburgh’s Royal Victoria Hospital, where £43.6 million is being invested to provide medicine for the elderly, psychiatry for older people and an adult mental health day unit.

Work recently started on the first health hub initiative project, the £12m Wester Hailes Healthy Living Centre.

Ms Sturgeon said: “The continued delivery of our plans to improve capital infrastructure demonstrates the depth of our commitment to the NHS.”

“More sustainable, high quality and continually improving health services as close to home as possible is what the people of Scotland want, and that is something this government is determined to give them.”