to 2003 News Archive
Plans Go on Show for Area's £10million Hospital
work on Stranraer's £10.2 million new
hospital is scheduled to start in the spring. And
18 months later the first patients will be admitted to
and building warrant consent has been applied for. The Free
Press understands that one objection
has been submitted. If that cannot be resolved, the planning
application will probably go before Wigtown councillors
some time this month.
Thursday afternoon, the plans went on display at the John
Niven Centre in Stranraer.
And soon after it opened, the public began to flood in
to see for themselves what is proposed. On hand to
were Chairman of NHS Dumfries and Galloway John Ross,
Alison Burns, local health care manager and Stephen
Howie told the Free Press that
the aim was to have have the tender process completed
by the end of February
for a start to building work by Spring with completion
by Autumn of 2005.
new hospital will have around three times as much floor
space than the Garrick. Among
provided will be a renal service, enhanced palliative
care unit which
will include the ability to offer chemotherapy
to local patients in the future and a surgical unit.
All the wards will be situated on the first floor,
with outpatient services on the ground floor.
the new hospital is being built, the Clenoch Maternity
unit will transfer to the Garrick Hospital.
That will allow the other wards in the existing
Dalrymple Hospital to be moved to the east end
of the building.
new hospital will take up the space left by the former
accommodation for old people
together with half of the existing Dalrymple
it is completed the patients in the remaining area of Dalrymple
will transfer and that
will be demolished
and the area landscaped.