A new £110M Emergency Care Centre at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary Foresterhill has opened its doors and welcomed its first patients. The new build facility brings together emergency and urgent care facilities under one roof and replaces the current accident and emergency unit. All Medical and surgical emergency admissions will now be taken to the facility, along with NHS 24 patients. Cardiology, oncology and haematology departments are also be situated in the building, along with a high-dependency unit.
Project director Graeme Smith said: “This is the most ambitious development undertaken by NHS Grampian in a generation. “It has been designed in partnership with clinical staff to ensure the most modern and effective care.”“The opening will trigger a series of improvements throughout Aberdeen Royal Infirmary as we seek to move clinical care out of the oldest parts of the building.”
Wallace Whittle are delighted to have worked alongside RD Health and fellow supply chain members to help deliver this flagship project through the NHS Framework. In what is a very highly serviced building we managed, through collaboration, to develop design solutions which allowed the maximization of off-site prefabrication of various MEP systems including an innovative partition head detail for traversing services which great assisted co-ordination and on-site buildability.