A construction company is preparing to go on site to start work on a £161m construction contract for NHS Grampian.
The contract signed by contractor GRAHAM for work on the Aberdeen’s Baird Family Hospital and Anchor Centre project is the largest project to be procured through the Health Facilities Scotland Framework.
GRAHAM regional managing director Gary Holmes said: “These are pioneering facilities that will enhance healthcare provision in the North East of Scotland for decades to come.
“It’s a landmark contract for us and moves our business on to the next level of delivery.
“The project team has shown outstanding dedication and commitment to get to this point.
“We now look forward to working with NHS Grampian and their stakeholders throughout the construction phase.”
The Baird Family Hospital will be built on the site formerly occupied by the Foresterhill Health Centre and Breast Screening Centre on the Foresterhill Health Campus.
It will unite all maternity, neonatal, reproductive medicine, breast and gynaecology services as well as a patient hotel and dedicated teaching and research facilities.
The Anchor Centre will be joined to the existing Radiotherapy Centre and bring all haematology, oncology and radiotherapy day and outpatient services under one roof.
There will also be a dedicated lounge for teenage and young adult patients, an aseptic pharmacy to produce chemotherapy treatments and dedicated teaching and research facilities.
The new facilities will help modernise patient care and facilities at the Foresterhill Health Campus, Europe’s biggest healthcare site, and is part of NHS Grampian’s continued investment in new and improved facilities across the North East of Scotland.
NHS Grampian director Alan Gray said: “’We are delighted to announce the formal signing of the Baird and Anchor projects.
“Both projects will provide world class facilities for staff, patients and their families and an environment that has been designed with accessibility, quality and patient care firmly at the centre.
“We would not have reached this stage if had not been for the commitment and dedication by our combined projects teams who have faced numerous challenges professionally and who have worked collaboratively to enable the project to proceed.”