THE deadlock over moves to build a new children's hospital in Edinburgh has been broken – but the facility will not be ready until at least 2017, four years later than planned.
The £250 million Edinburgh Royal Hospital for Sick Children (ERHSC) will not be ready for another five years even if construction begins in 2013.
The breakthrough came as one consultant revealed the extent of conditions at the ageing facility at Sciennes. The project has been held up over a number of funding issues and the latest came about when one of 11 financial institutions involved in a land agreement where the new hospital would be built did not settle terms.
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