19 December 2017

GRAHAM Construction builds Christmas spirit

Festive cheer delivered to patients and nurses at Raigmore Hospital.

GRAHAM Construction has brought some festive cheer to the patients and nurses at Raigmore Hospital in Inverness, delivering gifts to those spending Christmas in the children’s unit.

Staff from the construction company, currently working on site, arrived at the unit with a variety of presents including selection boxes, board games, children’s gift sets and baby toys.

GRAHAM Construction is currently undertaking a two-year refurbishment of existing facilities at the Hospital - built in 1980 - to meet modern healthcare standards.

The work will see an overhaul of the Theatre Suite, consisting of nine Operating Theatres, along with the relocation of critical services within the tower block, fire safety upgrades and the extension of the sprinkler system.

GRAHAM Construction will also move all critical care services into one area within the ground and first floors, creating a new purpose built Critical Care Unit.

Colin McKinnon, Contracts Manager at GRAHAM Construction, said: “With work underway at the Raigmore site, we wanted to give back to those within the hospital who won’t be able to make it home for Christmas. It was great to spend time with the kids and see a smile on each of their faces when they received a gift.

“We will be on site for the next two years, refreshing the current state of the hospital into a modernised facility in line with relevant requirements, relocating certain services to give ease to staff, patients and families.

“We look forward to spending more time with those at Raigmore Hospital, creating a new site to suit their needs.”

Julie Allanson, senior charge nurse for the Children’s Unit, said: “We are always so grateful when people think of the unit and our patients. It was fantastic to see some early Christmas cheer brought to the unit.

“Our patients were delighted to receive an early Christmas gift, it really gave them a lift. Huge thanks to GRAHAM for their generosity.”