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Mental Hospitals

Volume 940: debated on Thursday 1 December 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what major projects of upgrading or replacement he has for mental hospitals; if he will state the possible capital expenditure on each project; and if he will indicate planned starting dates.

The following schemes for the provision of new accommodation to replace facilities in existing psychiatric hospitals are included in the major Health Service building programme which my right hon. Friend announced in the House on 2nd May 1977.Planned starting dates are not allocated until about a year before construction is due to start. The schemes were, however, placed in bands in the programme to indicate priority and to take account of the estimated planning time scale; the bands are not related to financial or calendar years. Estimated costs given below are very approximate.

Band AEstimated Cost
Tayside Health Board£m
Murray Royal Hospital, Perth—To provide a new treatment centre and 150 bed pavilion as part of a phased programme of centralisation of pshychiatric in-patient services for the Perth and Kinross District0·7
Band B
Argyll and Clyde Health Board
Ravenscraig Hospital, Greenock— The final phase, largely comprising support services, of the redevelopment of this psychiatric hospital2·5
Development of psychiatric services in Renfrew District —Replacement psychiatric beds to relive pressure upon Dykebar Hospital1·5
Greater Glasgow Health Board
Leverndale Hospital: Phase I—The first phase of the redevelopment of this hospital will replace 240 existing psychiatric beds3·5
Tayside Health Board
Royal Dundee Liff Hospital—A 60 bed unit as a first stage in the replacement of the main building0·9
Band C
Forth Valley Health Board
Bellsdyke Hospital—A unit of 120 beds to replace existing accommodation0·8
Grampian Health Board
Royal Cornhill Development: Phase I—The first phase of a psychiatric unit to replace existing accommodation0·9
Greater Glasgow Health Board
Woodilee Hospital—A new unit containing 120 replacement beds to improve accommodation1·2
Eastern District Psychiatric Centre— A centre for psychiatric services in the community; clinically linked with Gartloch Hospital1·2
North Glasgow Psychiatric Unit—A new psychiatric hospital to relieve overcrowding in existing facilities in the area4·0
Gartnavel Royal Hospital: Phase I— The first phase of the redevelopment of the hospital1·2
Highland Health Board
Craig Dunain—A modernisation and replacement scheme to relieve overcrowding1·9
Lanarkshire Health Board
Psychiatric unit—To replace psychiatric beds at Hartwood Hospital4·0

Estimated Cost £m

Lothian Health Board

Royal Edinburgh Hospital development: Phase II—To provide 240 long stay and 120 short stay psycho·geriatric beds for patients in the Edinburgh area4·3
Psychiatric services, North Edinburgh—To provide the balance of beds required for the Edinburgh area and provision for child and adolescent psychiatry1·8

Provisional List

Grampian Health Board

Royal Cornhill Hospital Development: Phase II5·1