29 November 2017
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon officially opened the Royal Edinburgh Building – the first phase of the £48 million Royal Edinburgh Hospital redevelopment.
The First Minister was joined by the Minister for Mental Health Maureen Watt and met staff and patients who have been involved in the planning and design of the new facilities.
She unveiled a communal piece of artwork created by a patients at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital.
— First Minister (@ScotGovFM) November 29, 2017
The First Minister said:
This government is committed to treating mental health with the same passion and drive as we do physical health problems, ensuring everyone is able to access the best possible care and support.
“This redevelopment has replaced inpatient facilities with modern, fit-for-purpose buildings that will ensure patients at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital benefit from healthcare services that are safe, effective and put the patient first.”