Turf cutting ceremony for Badenoch and Strathspey Community Hospital

Turf cutting ceremony for Badenoch and Strathspey Community Hospital

On Friday 28th June, Oberlanders' Paul Gilligan, joined the team and members of the local community for a ceremony that marks the start of construction for the £15m hospital. 

Delivered by Hub North Scotland, the new community hospital is being designed by Oberlanders and Portree-based Rural Design, in conjunction with engineers Waterman Group and Rybka.  Balfour Beatty are the main contractor and we are looking forward to working with the whole team over the next 20 months. 

Once completed in 2021, the community hospital and medical practice on the nine-acre site will feature: 

• 24 in-patient beds 

• 12 consulting/treatment rooms

• Three minor injuries/out-of-hours treatment rooms 

• A new Scottish Ambulance Service base 

• X-ray facilities • Out-patient department with six consulting/clinic rooms, a group therapy room, physiotherapy gym, podiatry and dental rooms 

• Allied health professional bases for physiotherapy, occupational therapy, podiatry, speech and language and dietetics 

• An office base for NHS Highland community integrated teams and Highland Council care and learning staff

The new facility will also include a transport "hub at the hospital" with a drop-off area at the front entrance for commercial buses, community and local transport providers.

A minimum of 128 parking spaces are proposed for patients, visitors and staff and high-quality cycle shelters will be provided near the main entrance.