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The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh National Health Service Trust (Establishment) Amendment Order 1998

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Amendment of Article 3 of the principal Order

2.  For article 3 of the principal Order there shall be substituted the following:

3.(1) The trust is established for the purposes specified in section 12A(1) of the Act.

(2) The trust’s functions (which include functions which the Secretary of State considers appropriate in relation to the provision of services by the trust for one or more health boards) shall be–

(a)pending either:

(i)the bringing into operation of the new hospital, other establishments and facilities referred to in sub-paragraph (2)(b) of this Article (the “new facilities”) and the transfer of all the activities of the trust carried out at the relevant hospital, other establishment or facility mentioned in this sub-paragraph 2(a) of this Article (the “old facilities”) to the new facilities or otherwise; or

(ii)the cessation of such activities,

and the disposal of the old facilities, to own and manage under section 12A(1)(a) of the Act the hospitals, other establishments or facilities known as, or associated with the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Princess Margaret Rose Orthopaedic Hospital, City Hospital, Edinburgh Dental Institute, Simpson Memorial Maternity Pavilion and Chalmers Hospital, all in Edinburgh, including the management of the teaching and research facilities associated therewith and the support services related thereto; and

(b)to provide and manage under section 12A(1)(b) of the Act a new hospital and other establishments or facilities to replace the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and any or all of the other hospitals, establishments or facilities mentioned in sub-paragraph (2)(a) of this Article which new hospital, establishments and facilities may include such facilities as are reasonably required for undergraduate and postgraduate clinical teaching and research, and for the education and training of persons providing or intending to provide services under the Act and, in particular, facilities provided to the University of Edinburgh for these purposes; and

(c)to own and manage under section 12A(1)(a) of the Act facilities at the Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion and Lauriston Building, both in Edinburgh..

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