Highlands & Islands

New £12m community hospital in Aviemore approved

Ministers have approved plans for a new £12m community hospital to serve communities in Badenoch and Strathspey.

NHS Highland plans to build the new hospital at Aviemore Technology Park and close two small sites in Kingussie and Grantown on Spey.

The heath board said construction work could start in 2017.

The completed hospital could be opened in December 2018.

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