Alternative sites

Gartcosh and Glenmavis were considered as sites for a new hospital.


Monklands Hospital could be replaced by a brand new hospital built on the former Gartcosh steelworks site.

Members of the public and health staff looked at various options for the replacement or refurbishment of University Hospital Monklands, from continuing maintenance of the current hospital, to a new building at a new site.

Those appraising the options included patients and public representatives, carers, clinicians (from hospitals, primary care and general practice) and staff representatives.

The option of a new hospital was tops in the first appraisal, with the groups then considering two locations – Gartcosh and Glenmavis - previously shortlisted from a list of 37 sites, and choosing Gartcosh.

Further work is still to be done.

NHS Lanarkshire will now produce a financial analysis and draw up a report, expected in early July, and then there will be an engagement process with the public, patients, carers, staff and the many other stakeholders involved across Lanarkshire, the West of Scotland and beyond. Clydesdale residents will be encouraged to have their say in that.

An outline business case will be submitted to the Scottish Government for approval next year, before the project can move on to a full business case in 2020.




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