Edinburgh Royal Infirmary
Edinburgh Royal Infirmary
A LONG-awaited new birthing unit at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary has been delayed by the latest row between health chiefs and private contractors, it emerged today.
HEALTH bosses in Lothian today faced calls to renegotiate the controversial PFI contract for Edinburgh Royal Infirmary after the Evening News revealed it will cost a total of £1.26 billion but still leave the hospital in private ownership.
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THE use of private finance to build major public buildings like schools and hospitals has been controversial from the start.
HEALTH chiefs were today facing demands for an inquiry after it emerged the NHS will have to pay a total of £1.26 billion for the privately built Edinburgh Royal Infirmary - and still not own it.
PLANS to charge visitors to use a new car park at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary are to be raised with the Scottish Government, after coming under fire from union members and MSPs.
PATIENTS and visitors will have to pay to use a massive new car park beside the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary – despite the Scottish Government abolishing hospital parking charges.
INSPECTORS have carried out a surprise inspection at the city's biggest hospital, just weeks after a similar visit was derided after details were leaked in advance.
AN INVESTIGATION has been launched after it emerged hospital staff knew in advance which wards at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary would be targeted during what is supposed to be a random hygiene inspection.
IT'S said that the Queen believes the whole country smells of fresh paint, because workmen toil round-the-clock ahead of every visit she makes.
WAITING times at the Capital's main A&E department are the longest in a decade, new figures have shown.
AN AVERAGE of seven heavily pregnant women are being turned away from Edinburgh's main maternity unit every month because there is no space.
REMOVING parking charges from the ERI would be a disaster for the health board and patients, NHS Lothian has warned.
THE private firm that built the ERI pocketed almost £30,000 by not passing on VAT cuts to those parking at the hospital.
MEDICS at the ERI have been praised by a report into a man who died of anthrax poisoning.
THE creation of a 170-home "care village" is set to get the go-ahead on the site of a ruined stately home next to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, despite objections from local residents and Midlothian Council.
HEALTH chiefs today reiterated the need to build a tram line to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.
The Edinburgh Royal Infirmary is considering introducing a "welcome card" scheme containing hygiene advice for all new patients in a bid to combat superbugs.
A NEW observation ward is to be created at the Royal Infirmary to prevent people needlessly being admitted to the main hospital.
A CONSULTANT at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary today branded cycle routes to the hospital a "death trap".
IT may seem incredible that Scotland's busiest accident and emergency hospital ran out of beds this week and was on the verge of cancelling non-emergency surgery.