Finance deal agreed for health centre

An artist's impression of the proposed building
An artist's impression of the proposed building

A multi-million finance package has been agreed for new health centre provision in Inverurie , paving the way for construction to begin.

The £22million project, which will also see a new Foresterhill health centre built within the site of Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, will be led by hub North Scotland after it was appointed as development partner by NHS Grampian.

The new £14million Inverurie complex will be built within the existing hospital grounds and will service more than 21,000 patients – it is the largest single General Practitioner practice in Scotland.

The state-of-the-art facility will also incorporate community health services including dental and maternity provision.

Physiotherapy, ultrasounds and speech and language therapy will also be available.

Work is set to begin later this year with a proposed completion date of summer 2018.

NHS Grampian Chief Executive Malcolm Wright said “Inverurie has expanded considerably over recent years and it’s important that we ensure health care facilities match that growth.

“The new Health and Social Care HUB will do just that and be able to serve more than 20,000 patients.