Motion ref. S5M-23806
Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion
Submitted by: Miles Briggs, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party.
Date lodged: Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Supported by: Jeremy Balfour, Donald Cameron, Jackson Carlaw, Peter Chapman, Alex Cole-Hamilton, Ruth Davidson, Neil Findlay, Murdo Fraser, Jamie Greene, Alison Harris, Daniel Johnson, Liam Kerr, Monica Lennon, Gordon Lindhurst, Margaret Mitchell, Edward Mountain, Graham Simpson, Liz Smith, Alexander Stewart, Annie Wells, Brian Whittle
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, February 4, 2021
That the Parliament finds it regrettable that the Scottish Government has reportedly said that it is not in a position to fund a new eye hospital in the foreseeable future; is concerned that the removal of £45 million of funding for the replacement Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion in Edinburgh, which is over 50 years old, has implications for the care received by patients in Lothian; understands that waiting times for routine treatments, such as for glaucoma, can be extremely long; believes that NHS Lothian has been consistently underfunded by the NRAC funding model, and notes calls both for clarity from the health secretary regarding infrastructure funding in the NHS Lothian area and for that NHS board to be fairly funded when the budget is set out in January 2021.