The Scottish Government have approved a business plan for a £200 million hospital to be built near to the A75 in Dumfries.
It will provide 350 beds and is due be completed in five years.
The Scottish health secretary, Alex Neil, said it would provide high quality health care services for the people of Dumfries and Galloway.
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The Met Office have issued a warning for snow showers and icy strectches from Saturday evening until 10 am Monday
Kerrie Gosney brings you Saturday night's forecast
Severe gales possible for a time north of the border overnight. A cold, raw wind sets in Sunday. Showers turning wintry Monday & Tuesday.