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    Reference: 20130472
    Release date: 12 February 2014

    Promoter – Financial Intermediary

    NHS Dumfries and Galloway Health Board



    The project consists of the construction of a new hospital for the population of Dumfries and Galloway in Scotland. The objective of this project is to provide high quality services to meet the needs of patients and to facilitate the delivery of clinical activity as close to home as possible, given the rural and remote nature of Dumfries & Galloway.


    The aim of the project is to improve the care of the Dumfries & Galloway population receiving hospital services. As such, the project offers positive social value.



    • Health - Human health and social work activities

    Proposed EIB finance (Approximate amount)

    GBP 109 million (EUR 132 million)

    Total cost (Approximate amount)

    GBP 274 million (EUR 332 million)

    Environmental aspects

    Hospitals are not specifically mentioned in the EIA Directive 2011/92/EU, though the project may be covered in annex II of the Directive in relation to urban development. During appraisal the Bank’s services will verify whether an EIA is required and the screening decision of the relevant authority. The procuring authority has set high requirements for the achievement of a sustainable development including: - A dedicated energy centre - Retention/ re-use of all landscaping material - Provision of a Sustainable Urban Drainage Scheme. The specific energy efficiency and renewable energy consumption targets will be verified during appraisal.


    The project is being carried out as a PPP and the competitive dialogue process is being used. The Scottish Government’s Non-Profit Distributing procurement route is being implemented. The process was launched in the OJEU in June 2013 and is currently at the stage of two short listed bidders (Jan 2014). The Promoter is ensuring that contracts for the implementation of the project have been/shall be tendered in accordance with the relevant applicable EU procurement legislation (Dir 2004/18/EEC/ or 2004/17/EEC and Dir. 2007/66/EC), with publication of tender notices in the EU Official Journal, as and where appropriate.


    Signed - 11/03/2015


    Before financing approval by the Board of Directors, and before loan signature, projects are under appraisal and negotiation. The information and data provided on this page are therefore indicative.
    They are provided for transparency purposes only and cannot be considered to represent official EIB policy (see also the Explanatory notes).

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