Its not just the Sick Kids Hospital which is being delayed by the SNP Government.
I attended a meeting of angry community activists in Firhill this morning. They feel let down because they’ve been waiting for the go ahead for the project for years. However NHS Lothian officials were not able to give any details or commitments on when the project would get the green light or what health services would be included in the new health centre.
The Scottish Government are requiring the project to be developed with the Scottish Futures Trust. That means the centre will be sent to the SFT’s Hub along with the proposed Muirhouse health centre. Private companes will offer a price for building the centres and NHS Lothian will then work out what they can afford.
Local residents are not impressed.