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for the Garrick Hospital
for Stranraer's £6.3 million replacement for the Garrick
Hospital has been given by the Scottish Executive.
on the project should start before the end of the year with
the complex open by 2004.
design team will be appointed by the end of this month and
it is anticipated a planning application will be made in the
farmer John Ross, chairman of Dumfries and Galloway National
Health Service Board, told the "Free Press" this
is excellent news for people living in Stranraer and surrounding
communities who can now look forward to a complete modernisation
of hospital facilities.
with the new Health Centre, which is currently being developed,
this represents a very significant investment in rural health
have put a lot of hard work into the planning process which
has now resulted in full approval for the project, It is
an outstanding achievement for all who were involved".