New appointment to team planning new children's hospital

THE work to create NHS Lothian's new hospital for children and young people has taken another step forward with the appointment of a construction expert to the key role of project director.

Brian Currie, a chartered architect and construction consultant has joined NHS Lothian from Lend Lease Projects where he held the position of Regional Director for Scotland and NE England.

The project director's role is to keep the new hospital project on track by closely working with NHS Lothian's builders, BAM Construction and BAM's suppliers such as the hospital's architects, Nightingale Associates.

Jackie Sansbury, Director of Strategic Planning and Modernisation, NHS Lothian, said:

"We have already passed several major milestones on route to the new home for the RHSC and are looking forward to the day when this major new hospital can be opened. Brian's appointment to this new role is great news and I'm sure he will make a major contribution to NHS Lothian realising our vision of a truly 21st century hospital."

Brian Currie said:

"I am delighted to be involved in a project that will impact on so many lives and with the experienced and resourceful team already in place firmly committed to delivering a new 'Sick Kids' for Edinburgh and beyond."

Brian has been involved in a number of ambitious, prestigious major building projects such as the major refurbishments of the Usher Hall and Royal Scottish Museum in Edinburgh, the World Headquarters for RBS at Gogarburn and Ocean Terminal in Leith.