Where and When?
The Emergency Care Centre has been built next to the Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital and the existing A&E department (which will be demolished once the new centre is built). There will be internal corridor links to the main hospital building, as well as to the Children's Hospital.
The main construction work started in May 2010 and was completed late September/early October 2012. The keys to the building were handed over to NHS Grampian on Friday 19 October 2012. The building is due to open in early December 2012.
Preparing the building for opening
Since the handover of the building's keys to NHS Grampian, the task of preparing the building for occupation and its opening is well underway:
- Mechanical and electrical systems are being commissioned within the building.
- Work is being carried out to CLEAN / PROTECT / EQUIP the building
- Our staff are receiving orientatation and trainining to their new environment and
- The wards are being stocked with supplies ranging from dressings to toilet rolls.
Services will then start moving in to the building towards the end of November 2012.
Once the building has opened
The completion of the main building will be followed by the demolition of the existing A&E department (which will be handed over to the contractor in December 2012) - the new entrance foyer and car parking for A&E and G-MED patients will be built on this area from January 2013.