Plans to build new adult and children’s hospitals and to upgrade existing facilities at Glasgow’s Southern General have been given the provisional go-ahead by local authorities.
Development on the existing site will take ten years and cover 28 hectares, resulting in a new 1,110-bed Southern and Royal Infirmary, which will handle full accident and trauma care.
This is part of raft of projects affecting secondary care in Glasgow, including the movement of Yorkhill Children’s Hospital, in West Glasgow, to the Southern General site.
Tom Divers, Chief Executive of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, said: “The City Council’s conditional approval of our outline planning application for the new Southern Campus is very good news for Glasgow.
“This marks the beginning of the next phase of our ambitious hospital construction and service re-design programme to deliver the most modern acute healthcare services in the UK.
“Our plans to significantly develop the existing Southern General site will see a brand new adult hospital, children’s hospital and a significantly upgraded maternity facility on the Southern site. The overall development will see Glasgow become home to the biggest and most modern healthcare campus in the UK.
The Outline Business Case for the project will be submitted to the Scottish Government’s Capital Investment Group before the end of February, Mr Divers said.