Also in September:
2 September 2009
After many years in the planning, Dr Gray's Hospital will shortly open the doors of a new Chapel. Located on the ground floor (opposite Ward 8), it will provide an essential facility for patients, relatives, visitors and staff giving a quiet place for reflection and spiritual care, particularly during difficult times.
Members of the public have been campaigning for a Chapel within Dr Gray's Hospital for some years, and their hard work and tireless efforts in raising funds have allowed the dream to become a reality. The donations totalled over £60k, with NHS Grampian agreeing to match the funding for the build. All donated monies have been spent on finishing touches to make sure the Chapel meets the needs of our patients and the wider community. An opening ceremony will be held in the hospital dining room on Tuesday 8 September, followed by brief tours of the chapel. A thanksgiving service, led by the Hospital Chaplains, will be held at 4pm for those who have so generously made donations over the years.
Dr David Cameron, Chairman of NHS Grampian, who will officially open the new Chapel, said:
"I am delighted that there is to be a Chapel at Dr Gray's Hospital. The facility will provide a much needed place for people in times of greatest need, a place for patients, visitors and staff. I am sincerely grateful to the people of Moray for their generosity in supporting NHS Grampian, and I am sure the Chapel will be appreciated by many people."
The four Chaplains at Dr Gray's Hospital, Rev. George Rollo, Rev. Norma Milne, Rev. Andy Willis and Deacon Vincent McQuaid will now have a dedicated area within the Hospital.