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New details emerge for Airdrie 'woodland hospital'

August 12 2022

New details emerge for Airdrie 'woodland hospital'

NHS Lanarkshire has shared the latest concept designs for the Monklands Replacement Project (MRP), illustrating how the hospital and associated energy centre might look while the business case is being developed.

The new University Hospital Monklands at Wester Moffat, Airdrie, is billed as a 'woodland hospital' set within expansive landscaped grounds accessible from the planned East Airdrie Link Road.

MRP director Graeme Reid said: "The virtual journey around the campus captures the impressive scale of our major project to provide a state-of-the-art new Monklands which has the ambition to be Scotland’s first ‘digital hospital’ and the first designed from the outset to be net zero carbon for its build and operation.”

New University Hospital Monklands - exterior design video from NHS Lanarkshire on Vimeo.

Expected to open around 2028, the Keppie-designed campus will offer active travel connectivity to the nearby Drumgelloch station. 


#1 Posted by Gary on 17 Aug 2022 at 10:27 AM
Another SNP masterpiece in wasting tax payers money, given the lack of funding in Scotland for the NHS and public services as it stands where are they going to magic £1bn to deliver this ? Pie in the sky nonsense.
#2 Posted by E=mc2 on 17 Aug 2022 at 13:24 PM
Boak. Looks like a large scale Victorian prison complex. That and a combination of File > Save As from Wishaw General with different brick. Very revolutionary - I think not. And being digital I think that means they have functional wifi?
#3 Posted by M8/M73/M74Fail on 17 Aug 2022 at 13:27 PM
This project is years behind schedule already
Fat Bloke on Tour
#4 Posted by Fat Bloke on Tour on 17 Aug 2022 at 16:25 PM
Net zero hospital surrounded by a mix of surface and multi storey parking ...

Big Auto better hurry up with their BEV revolution for that statement to be even half way credible.

Digital hospital / first in Scotland -- only 20 years behind the times then.

I wonder what the bed count will be -- how much of a reduction has been built into the project financials?

Just at a time when the need for surge capacity / winter wards / growth has never been greater.

How do our hospitals compare with best practice in the EU / US / Aus?
#5 Posted by GlasgowSmilesBetter on 18 Aug 2022 at 09:22 AM
Can't imagine the population no's for Lanarkshire demand this type of facility? unless Glasgow will divert patients from the Death Star because its not fit for purpose?

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