AECOM leads on elective care expansion programme
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 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 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 the patient experience.
Phase one will deliver an integrated ophthalmology unit with its own outpatient consultation and pre-operative assessment areas, cataract procedure rooms, and an admin area.
The current plan is to then refurbish the vacated theatres to create additional general surgery theatres and an additional post anesthetic care unit (PACU).
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.
It 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 an MRI suite redevelopment, as well as masterplanning services.
The project is being delivered by Kier Construction and is planned to open in 2020.