Edinburgh’s promised new eye hospital is “under threat again” amid uncertainty over Scottish Government funding, according to an NHS Lothian source.

A much-needed replacement for the current Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion was first agreed in 2018, but the Scottish Government pulled funding for the project two years later, only to be forced into a U-turn during the 2021 Holyrood elections when the then First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said it would be funded after all.

But the timetable for the new hospital has already slipped twice, with the most recent estimate saying it would open in “late 2027”. And now there are fears financial pressures could mean government funding is delayed, meaning an even longer wait for the replacement hospital.

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