Construction of the new Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary is now complete.
The new NHS Dumfries and Galloway facility will serve as a district general hospital for the region.
Keys for the infirmary were handed over by High Wood Health’s construction partner Laing O’Rourke.
The building is expected to be fully equipped in the next 12 weeks.
Over 2,000 staff will take part in an orientation programme to familiarise themselves with their new working environment.
Patients, staff and equipment will transfer to the new hospital from Friday 8 December to Monday 11 December.
NHS Dumfries and Galloway said:
The Chief Executive said: