GRAHAM has announced the completion of the £28m Raigmore Hospital Critical Services Upgrade (CSU) to NHS Highland in Inverness. 

Procured through the Health Facilities Scotland Framework, the project involved the refurbishment of the theatre block and two floors of the eight-storey tower block to co-locate and upgrade existing services at the NHS Highland hospital. 

GRAHAM successfully redeveloped and upgraded operating theatres at the hospital, which services the population of the Highlands (NHS Highland) as well as Moray (NHS Grampian) and the Western Isles (NHS Western Isles).

Raigmore Hospital Critical Services Upgrade - room interior

The original hospital at Raigmore, which stands alone as the only acute district hospital serving the population of the Highlands, was constructed in the 1980s. Following this major refurbishment and transformation, the single biggest investment the Inverness hospital has had since it was built, it now meets modern healthcare standards and is ready to continue to serve the Highland region. 

Chris MacLeod, Regional Director for GRAHAM, said: “We have worked closely in partnership with our colleagues at NHS Highland to successfully deliver this state-of-the-art facility. Despite the complex nature of the project, working within the live hospital environment and for the most part, immediately adjacent to live operating theatres, the team overcame the daily challenges and maintained business continuity for the hospital. This allowed critical services to remain operational, whilst working concurrently across multiple areas. GRAHAM has significant experience in delivering modern healthcare facilities throughout Scotland and we are exceptionally proud to be able to announce this project’s completion”. 

Malcolm Thomas, Independent Theatre Validation Engineer and Lead Author of Health Technical Memorandum, said: “I wish to take this opportunity to thank GRAHAM and their team for their unreserved assistance and co-operation during this project. As you may imagine, I have been involved in many similar projects in healthcare over the past 40 years. This stands out as a model of how things can be done with goodwill rather than confrontation. Once again thank you and please pass my thanks on to all of your team.”

The Raigmore project is being delivered under the FS2 Framework which is providing design, development, and construction projects across Scotland for the NHS.