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New £212m Dumfries hospital is named

The Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary. Credit: ITV Border

The name of the new £212 million hospital in Dumfries has been confirmed, and is the same as that of the old hospital.

It will be called the Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary, now that permission to transfer the name has been confirmed by the Royal Naming Team.

The hospital is due to be handed over to NHS Dumfries and Galloway in September 2017, and is expected to open to the public by the end of that year.