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£60m Orkney hospital clears final approval

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October 12 2016

£60m Orkney hospital clears final approval
The largest project in NHS Orkney’s history has secured approval from the Scottish government, clearing the way for a £60m integrated health facility to be built on the outskirts of Kirkwall.

Replacing the Balfour Hospital the new facility has been designed by Keppie Design to incorporate a number of relocated GP practices as well as a dental surgery.

Health secretary Shona Robison said: “These purpose-built, state-of-the-art facilities will enable more services to be provided at the hospital, ensuring some of our most remote communities don’t have to travel as far for routine care.” 

Following this decision Robertson Construction can now move on-site with the build, commencing a 25 year commitment to ongoing maintenance and operation at the hospital.
21,000 people on the Orkney Islands will benefit from the new facility
21,000 people on the Orkney Islands will benefit from the new facility
Keppie have prioritised the need to offer shelter on the exposed site
Keppie have prioritised the need to offer shelter on the exposed site

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