AECOM to project manage Golden Jubilee National Hospital expansion

AECOM has been appointed project manager and cost advisor for the new elective care expansion programme at the Golden Jubilee National Hospital in Clydebank, near Glasgow. The new build expansion project is part of the Scottish Government’s new investment in elective care centres around the country. The scheme, which will be delivered over two phases, will provide new and additional state of the art ophthalmic and orthopaedic service deliveries.

The new unit will offer care for patients needing cataract surgery which is one of NHS Scotland’s key patient demand areas. By offering improved services and facilities, the expansion will help reduce patient waiting times and enhance patient experience.

Phase one will deliver an integrated ophthalmology unit with its own outpatient consultation and pre-operative assessment areas which will be combined, cataract procedure rooms and an admin area. The current plan is then to refurbish the vacated theatres to create additional general surgery theatres and an additional post anesthetic care unit. 

Phase two will deliver additional theatres for orthopedic surgery and support accommodation.

The appointments derive from AECOM’s winning submission through the Health Facilities Scotland Framework for consultancy services. The project builds on AECOM’s relationship with the Golden Jubilee Foundation over the past five years, which has seen the company deliver boiler upgrading projects and MRI suite re-development, as well as masterplanning services. 

Robert Rankin, health facilities Scotland framework manager for AECOM, said: “We are delighted that AECOM has been chosen to be at the forefront of delivery of the Golden Jubilee’s new elective care centre plans. The project wins underline our excellent working relationship with the Golden Jubilee Foundation.”

The project is being delivered by Kier Construction and is planned to open in 2020.

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