The new Prison HMP and YOI Grampian will be opening in March 2014. The establishment will replace the existing HMPs at Aberdeen and Peterhead. It will be the first Community Prison in the UK, meaning it will be designed to primarily host local (Grampian) prisoners.
This approach will assist with management of healthcare issues and 'through care' experience. Currently Grampian Prisoners can be housed across Scotland leading to challenging process for effective and consistent management of health issues.
Changes in the prisoner mix will mean the new facility having places for 375 Adult male prisoners, 50 female prisoners, and 75 young offenders.
In November 2011 the responsibility for primary health care was transferred from the Scottish Prison Service to the NHS. The opening of HMP & YOI Grampian offers an exciting and unique employment opportunity for health professionals in the Grampian area. A variety of posts will be advertised in the coming months on NHS Grampian's vacancy website, with more information made available here when it becomes available. To register your interest in advance for one of these posts, please email and you will be notified when they are advertised.