Crumhaugh House going for a song

FORMER hospital Crumhaugh House is about to be sold for a knockdown price of £200,000, according to a source close to the deal.

Current owners NHS Borders have confirmed that the former west end facility, which was controversially closed in July 2012, is in the process of being sold – but refused to comment on the buyer or price agreed.

However, our source, who did not want to be named, said the building is in the process of being offloaded for less than half the asking price of offers in the region of £550,000.

A spokesperson for NHS Borders said: “We can confirm that Crumhaugh House is in the process of being sold and is likely to be complete by the end of January 2014. Until this sale is complete we will not be commenting on the buyer or the price of this sale.”

The dementia care unit (Wilton View), and Teviot Bank, which was for elderly patients, was closed despite a barrage of criticism and concerns, as part of the Teviot Inpatient redesign process.