Graham hails 'landmark contract' on Europe's largest healthcare site

Aberdeen’s Baird Family Hospital and Anchor Centre project

A KEY milestone in Aberdeen's Baird Family Hospital and Anchor Centre project has been achieved with the signing of the £161 million construction contract by NHS Grampian and Co Down contractor Graham.

The Hillsborough firm is due to go on site next month on what is the largest-ever scheme procured through the Health Facilities Scotland Framework.

“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," said Gary Holmes, regional managing director for Graham.

“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 attach 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.

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