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New hospital in Aviemore to be completed by early 2021

By Gavin Musgrove

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Work on building the new Badenoch and Strathspey Community Hospital should be completed in early 2021.

Scottish Ministers approved the proposal - first mooted in 2011 - earlier this week.

Work will start this summer on the site at the Cairngorm Technology Park in Dalfaber at the north end of Aviemore.

The therapy garden at the new hospital to be built in Aviemore
The therapy garden at the new hospital to be built in Aviemore

Georgia Haire, outgoing project director and NHS Highland head of community services, said: "I cannot say how pleased I am that the Full Business Case has been approved.

"This has been the culmination of years of work involving the people of Badenoch and Strathspey, our staff and partners.

"It is a credit to their belief and support that we could together develop services fit for the future that will leave a lasting legacy for the people in the area.

"I would especially like to thank the public representatives for their continued support and valued contribution.

"The building of the new hospital in Aviemore will start in July this year and should be finished by February 2021.

"It has been an honour to be part of this project and to have worked with such an exceptional group of people to make it happen."

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