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NHS Invests a Further 15 Million in Lab Services

August 09, 2012 11:55 AM

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Folllowing the successful completion of the new £90 million laboratory at the Southern General campus a further £15 million is being invested in laboratory services at Glasgow Royal Iinfirmary.

This further investment in laboratory medicine will see NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) with some of the most modern up to date laboratory facilities in the world.

The new laboratory facility on the Southern General campus is now complete with the transfer of five laboratory disciplines to the new building and the next stage in NHSGGC’s laboratory modernisation strategy is the modernisation of laboratory services for the North East of the City.

Work to refurbish the University Tower building at Glasgow Royal Infirmary began earlier this year and will see a further £15 million being invested in laboratory services to serve Greater Glasgow and Clyde, and beyond.

The refurbishment of the Tower, including the Glasgow University floors and laboratory, will incorporate state-of-the-art analysing equipment within a modern environment specifically designed to meet the changing needs of laboratory services.

The refurbishment is expected to be complete by mid 2013.

Aileen MacLennan, Director of Diagnostics, NHSGGC, said: “This is another significant investment in laboratory medicine which will see NHSGGC with some of the most modern up to date laboratory facilities in the world.

“Laboratory services in Glasgow and Clyde are undergoing significant improvements in both accommodation facilities and equipment replacement.

“The refurbishment of the University Tower building at GRI is the next phase in delivering modern, state-of-the-art lab facilities for the people of Glasgow and Clyde. This combined with the new building on the Southern campus and our successful Managed Service Contract whereby equipment is being refreshed when needed, will ensure our medical and technical staff within our laboratories continue to meet the changing and future needs of our patients.”

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Notes to Editors
The refurbishment of University tower began earlier this year and is expected to be complete mid 2013.



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