Date lodged: 26 May 2016
To ask the Scottish Government when the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital will replace the Southern General on M8 road signs.
Answered by: Humza Yousaf 6 June 2016
Work is in progress to have the four M8 motorway gantry signs, which currently refer to the ‘Southern General Hospital’ amended to read ‘QEUH and RHC Hospitals’. The standard red sign showing ‘H’ and ‘A & E’ will also be added. The new signing has been agreed with Glasgow City Council, who are co-ordinating the signing of the new hospitals throughout the city on behalf of NHS Scotland. The resigning works are programmed to start on 27 June 2016 and should take around one week. This element of the resigning work will be funded by NHS Scotland
A fifth gantry on the slip road off the M8 westbound at junction 25, which currently only signs for the Clyde Tunnel, will be adapted to include signing for the new hospitals. As some structural alteration is required to accommodate the additional wording, the gantry will have to be removed from the motorway to undertake this work. The resigning will therefore be done as part of a general refurbishment of the gantry programmed for late September 2016 and will be funded by Transport Scotland.