NHS Dumfries & Gallowayappointement

Final detailed planning for Dumfries and Galloway's new district general hospital has been given the seal of approval by the region's Council Planning Committee.

High Wood Health, a consortium including Laing O’Rourke, has been confirmed as preferred bidder for the contract to build the new district general hospital for Dumfries and Galloway region. High Wood Health is expected to start construction of the new facility in spring 2015.

Dennis O’Keeffe, Project Director said: “Following an intense period of competitive dialogue and evaluation, we are pleased to announce High Wood Health as our preferred bidder. Their proposed solution is one that brings to bear a consortium of designers and contractors with considerable expertise and resources to fulfil our expectations.”

Jeff Ace, Chief Executive for NHS Dumfries and Galloway, said: “This is the major milestone that we have been working towards for months now, along with two bidders who have produced the final designs for the kind of facility that we need so that our staff can deliver the best care possible for our patients.”