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NHS Highland completes rural hospital programme in Broadford

June 20 2022

NHS Highland completes rural hospital programme in Broadford

The second of two community hospital's in the Highlands has opened, completing a £40m initiative by NHS Highland, hub North Scotland, Oberlanders Architects and Rural Design.

Broadford Community Hospital on the Isle of Skye follows in the footsteps of a sister Badenoch & Strathspey facility near Aviemore, to deliver 24 beds alongside a dedicated emergency department and clinics.

Tracy Ligema, project director at NHS Highland, said, “The new hospital will serve the community for many years to come and highlights the health board’s commitment to developing remote and rural health and social care services.”

Furniture for all 142 rooms was provided by joinery specialists Deanestor, who created bespoke low-level counters to hide medical equipment and oak privacy screens.

Attention to detail extends to infill panels to fully integrate wall cupboards up to the ceiling, minimising the surface space in which dust can collect.

A renal dialysis unit has been introduced to the island as part of the work, featuring large picture windows offering unobstructed sea views.

Photography by Niall Hastie
Photography by Niall Hastie
Two shades of blue reflect the sky and sea throughout
Two shades of blue reflect the sky and sea throughout


Fat Bloke on Tour
#1 Posted by Fat Bloke on Tour on 20 Jun 2022 at 19:29 PM
OMG -- thats honking.

The 70's will be looking for their design vibe back.
Looks like a direct rip-off of the Coachie in Kiltoon.

Poor and then some.
The Bairn
#2 Posted by The Bairn on 21 Jun 2022 at 15:42 PM
Difficult to assess design from only one external pic.
On the plus side the reception desk is looking good and those road markings are as sharp as a tack!!
Ghetto King
#3 Posted by Ghetto King on 22 Jun 2022 at 09:32 AM
I hope that they have taken the winter gales into account as that roof sticks out like sail.
#4 Posted by DSP107 on 10 Oct 2022 at 22:16 PM
From the comments above it would appear they are based on the photographs..I would suggest they visit the site where they will discover the building fits into the landscape and has the best view from a hospital bed in Scotland.

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