History repeats itself at Scottish hospital

Time capsule is buried to mark completion of new wing at Western General Hospital

A time capsule has been buried to mark the completion of the new Royal Victoria Building at the Western General Hospital

A time capsule has been buried to mark the completion of a £44m extension at the Western General Hospital in Scotland.

The capsule holds copies of the contents of an original one that was unearthed when work began on the site in 2010. Around 100 years old, it was discovered in the foundations of the Paderewski Building, which was demolished to make way for the new development.

Developed by contractor, Laing O’Rourke, the Royal Victoria Building was commissioned by NHS Lothian and will provide a range of services for older people and dermatology and rheumatology patients. It will also provide 100% single-room accommodation to promote privacy and dignity and aid in infection control.”

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