This Public Consultation has now closed
Thank you for taking part in the public consultation for the proposed Monklands Replacement Project (MRP). Please note that the interactive consultation has now ended. You can still view the consultation boards and information on this website to see our proposals.
The client and project team will now review the feedback received in advance of any planning application submission to North Lanarkshire Council. The feedback and how this has been considered will be included within a Pre-Application Consultation Report which will be included within any future planning application.
ABOUT THE PROJECT
The Monklands Replacement Project (MRP) is NHS Lanarkshire’s exciting and positive vision for University Hospital Monklands and the local and wider community it serves, proposing a major investment in Lanarkshire’s hospital estate by rebuilding the hospital on a new site at Wester Moffat, east of Airdrie.
Monklands is an ageing hospital and most of the mechanical and electrical infrastructure has exceeded its life expectancy. Recurring failures not only have ongoing and increasing financial implications but also have an impact on the delivery of clinical services. The current facilities lack space and the buildings don’t have the right layout to ensure the ideal model of care, which requires particular departments and services to be located close together.
A new, state-of-the-art University Hospital Monklands will support the required clinical model (how clinicians will treat patients in the future) to meet the objectives set out in NHS Lanarkshire’s healthcare strategy, Achieving Excellence which has the ambition to: shift care away from inpatient treatment to day case, day treatment, outpatient and community care; develop pan-Lanarkshire hospital centres of excellence; and support the healthcare needs of the wider West of Scotland.
The site for the new University Hospital Monklands is on land to the south of Forrest Street/Airdrie Road, and to the east Towers Road, Airdrie, on a site known as ‘Wester Moffat Farm’. The site extends to approx. 142.8ha, and lies approx. 2.5km east of Airdrie Town Centre. The location is outlined on the Site Location Plan below.
The site boundary has been sized to allow the potential for a section of the East Airdrie Link Road, required for the main access to the hospital, to be delivered as part of the MRP project if necessary. Discussions are ongoing with North Lanarkshire Council on this matter.
ABOUT THE PROPOSAL
The presentation boards below (click on link below, or request hard copies by contacting the MRP Team) provide information on the proposed new hospital, from the background requirements of the project, to the analysis of the Wester Moffat site and the original concept, all through to the current proposed design and layout for your new University Hospital Monklands. Key design information, like how to access the site and the level of parking being provided, is also outlined.
We would greatly welcome any comments on these proposals. It is important to note that the design proposals are still being finalised, and your feedback can help us finalise the design of the proposals while achieving the clinical model for the project.
Or see below for the high resolution PDF version of the information boards
We hope that the consultation material provided in this website provides the information the local community with the key information on these proposals for your new University Hospital Monklands. If not, please see the below link to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about these proposals. Separate from this Public Consultation Website, the Monklands Replacement Project has its own project webpage with further information – please visit www.monklands.scot.nhs.uk
We hosted two live and interactive consultation events on Thursday 17th March 2022 (between 4pm-8pm) and Saturday 19th March 2022 (between 12noon-4pm), where members of the client and/or design team were available to answer any questions.
Comments Forms (Hard Copy) and Comments Form (Online) were available throughout the consultation. Comments through these forms, or any other emails to MRP.Team@lanarkshire.scot.nhs.uk form an important part of the public consultation process, and these will now be taken into account as the proposals evolve. Comments made will also be included in a Pre-Application Consultation Report to be submitted to the Council along with any future planning application.
Please note that any comments made do not count as a representation to any future planning application. There will be an opportunity to make representations to the Council once an application has been submitted. The Council are responsible for the notification process for planning applications.
COMMENTS FORM ONLINE (now closed)
COMMENTS FORM DOWNLOAD (now closed)
Thank you for visiting the Public Consultation webpage for the Monklands Replacement Project (MRP) and the proposed replacement University Hospital Monklands at Wester Moffat, Airdrie. We hope this was able to answer any queries you may have, and we look forward to delivering this exciting and positive vision for University Hospital Monklands and the local and wider community it serves.