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27 September 2011

Chalmers Hospital - Casualty Move

As part of the Chalmers Hospital development, the casualty department will move to its new home at Clunie Street on Wednesday 5th October.
Casualty access during office hours will be very limited and patients are requested to use casualty services at Turriff Hospital.  Business will resume as normal at Chalmers on the evening of 5th October.
All hospital services are now accessed by the new hospital entrance on Clunie Street. These services include casualty, x-ray, outpatients' clinics, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, renal and the GP ward.
Project manager, Jean Pirie said, "The final phase of the development is nearing completion and includes the redevelopment of the first floor of the existing hospital building to provide facilities for physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy and podiatry."
The very last part of the development will be to change the old casualty area into office accommodation which should be completed by mid October.
"It's a very exciting landmark in Chalmers' 150 year history.  The new areas have been incredibly well received by staff, visitors and patients," added Jean.
The Chalmers redevelopment began in October 2008 with the refurbishment of the ground floor of the existing hospital building. Since then the ground floor has been completed, albeit some areas are being revisited for final moves, the old maternity and outpatient buildings have been demolished, a new health centre has been built and the old one demolished and the new hospital extension completed.