Date lodged: 24 January 2018
To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-13734 by Shona Robison on 18 January 2018, in light of reports that NHS Lothian estimates that it requires £26 million to improve facilities, whether it will provide a breakdown of how the cabinet secretary calculated it as being £15 million.
Answered by: Shona Robison 2 February 2018
As previously stated, the Scottish Government is planning on allocating additional funds to support these plans and the current estimate is that NHS Lothian will require an additional £15 million to deliver this project. This estimate is based on advice received direct from NHS Lothian, following an extensive process to prioritise service requirements against available capital funding. The Scottish Government will continue to engage direct with NHS Lothian and additional funding assumptions will be updated as their plans develop.