Patients and doctors at NHS Dumfries and Galloway are set to transfer to the new £270 million Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary this weekend, after months of planning and preparation.
The four day move from the existing hospital to the new site will require services from Scottish Ambulance Service, the local Council, Police and Fire Services, and removal company Harrow Green.
The new 344 single-bed en-suite facility includes a combined assessment unit, theatres complex, critical care unit, women’s and children’s unit and outpatients department.
The following services will be moving from Friday to Monday:
- Emergency Dept/A&E
- Ward 16 (Orthopaedics)
- Intensive Care/Medical High Dependency and Surgical High Dependency Unit all move into the Critical Care Unit at new DGRI (a new kind of unit)
- Cresswell closes to admissions at 8am. All admissions from 8am will go to the new Women and Children’s unit at new DGRI
- Ward 15 (children’s ward) will move to the children’s ward at new DGRI – within the Women and Children’s Unit
- Ward 10
- Ward 6
- Ward 12
- and remaining patients in Ward 7 (currently admissions ward)
- Ward 3
- Ward 9
- Ward 18
- Ward 14
- Alex Unit
- Complete admin move
- Complete therapies move
The Chief Executive of NHS Dumfries and Galloway said: