NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) is underlining its commitment to the Vale of Leven Hospital (VOL) with a £393,000 investment over the current financial year.
This latest round of funding takes the board’s investment over the last five years to £4,302,000.
All of the new funding is being used to improve and upgrade the fabric of the building including fire safety equipment, lighting and new lifts.
Last year the board carried out a £1.3 million investment in the Vale of Leven, again including fire safety and lighting. £73,000 was spent on new medical equipment. A comprehensive programme of works, lasting 20 weeks, was carried out. This included a new protected corridor, improvement to fire doors and escapes, emergency lighting upgrades and enhanced fire detection systems. Floors and subfloors around the Lomond Ward were also replaced as part of the works.
David Loudon, director of Property, Procurement and Facilities Management, NHSGGC, said: “This latest tranche of investment in the Vale means the board will have directed more than £4 million of funding to the hospital in recent years. This is a significant sum of money and demonstrates the important role the Vale plays in the NHSGGC estate.
“We intend to keep investing in our hospitals and this money will be spent on improving the fabric and infrastructure of the Vale for the benefit of both staff and patients.
“We will do our very best to keep disruption to a minimum for patients and staff while this latest round of investment work is carried out.”
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