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New Hospital starting to take shape

Issued: 18 Aug 2010

Work at the site of the new Migdale Hospital in Bonar Bridge is continuing to progress with foundations now in place, a retaining wall in and work taking place erecting the structural steel is almost complete. The new hospital, a new £8.3million facility replacing the existing Migdale Hospital at Bonar Bridge in Central Sutherland, is being built in the centre of the village, close to the Bradbury Centre - a day centre for older people - and the GP surgery at Cherry Grove. Inpatient facilities at the new hospital will be divided into two units – one for older people with mental health needs and the other providing GP-led beds, offering a range of in-patient services, including palliative care, general medicine and less intensive rehabilitation services. All the bedrooms will be single occupancy, with en-suite toilets and showers, and the internal layout has been designed so two of them can be used by either unit to provide flexibility. Locality General Manager, Georgia Haire said: “I’m very pleased to see work progressing on the new hospital. “With the steel for the lower floor up and the timber frame for the upper floor expected this month the building is really beginning to take shape. “Being able to see the building develop as work progresses is making it more real for the staff and members of the public in the surrounding area.” Our latest information is that building work is expected to be completed in April 2011.

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