Aberdeen hospital refurb work gathers pace


A crucial milestone has been reached in the ongoing upgrade work at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

The refurbishment of the Pink Zone Building in the Foresterhill Health Campus, being undertaken by Robertson Construction, has reached the half way point with two of the four sections being revamped now complete.

This stage included the reinstatement of an operating theatre suite on the ground floor.

Robertson said that although the work is focused on Back Log Maintenance (BLM) works such as asbestos removal and improvements to the overall fire strategy, NHS Grampian is taking “every opportunity” to improve facilities and services at the same time.

Robertson is delivering the project as part of NHS Grampian’s £38 million refurbishment and risk reduction programme.

Projects have already included the refurbishment of Clinics F & G in the Purple Zone along with the creation of new theatres at ARI and Woodend Hospital to help deliver waiting time targets. The East End Two building and Rotunda areas have also benefited from refurbishment work.

Keith Taylor, regional managing director of Robertson Eastern said: “We’re very pleased to have reached this milestone with NHS Grampian in what is a very important project. The maintenance work to remove asbestos and enhance fire protection to the walls and floors of the building meant it was the ideal time to make other improvements to modernise the hospital at the same time.”