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New hospital handed over to NHS Dumfries & Galloway

The building is expected to be fully equipped in the next 12 weeks Photo: NHS Dumfries & Galloway

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:

We are now only a few months away from our staff and patients being able to experience the benefits of a modern, state of the art facility which will enable us to continue to provide the highest possible standards of care to our patients in the 21st Century, with the added advantage of technological advances in many aspects of healthcare.”

– Julie White, Chief Operating Officer, NHS Dumfries and Galloway

The Chief Executive said:

I am absolutely delighted to be handed the keys to our new hospital. It’s a fantastic facility set in exceptional surroundings and has by far exceeded our expectations.

This is a truly momentous occasion for NHS Dumfries and Galloway and we cannot thank High Wood Health and construction partner Laing O’Rourke enough for turning our vision for the new DGRI into a reality.”

– Jeff Ace, Chief Executive, NHS Dumfries and Galloway