Deanestor fits out Highlands hospital

Charles Wheeldon
June 20, 2022
Image by Niall Hastie

Deanestor, which supplies furniture for the healthcare sector, has delivered a hospital fitout project at the new Broadford Community Hospital on the Isle of Skye as part of a £40 million development by NHS Highland. This investment included the Badenoch & Strathspey Community Hospital in Aviemore, which opened last year, which was also fitted out by Deanestor.

Built by construction company Hub North Scotland and designed by Oberlanders Architects and Rural Design, the 24-bed hospital on Skye comprises consultation and treatment rooms, an emergency department, physiotherapy and occupational therapy, chemotherapy, X-ray and ultrasound, a maternity facility and a renal dialysis unit.

Deanestor provided loose and bespoke fitted furniture for 142 rooms throughout the new hospital. This included storage units, medicine cabinets, height-adjustable changing benches, bedroom wardrobes, foldaway beds in some inpatient rooms, nurse stations and a main reception desk. Joinery was also manufactured and installed by Deanestor for a new six-bay suite for chemotherapy and renal patients.

Tracy Ligema, project director at NHS Highland, said: “This is a significant milestone in the history of Skye, Lochalsh and South West Ross. There has been a considerable amount of work involved in this process and we want to thank everyone who has contributed. The new hospital will serve the community for many years to come and highlights the health board’s commitment to developing remote and rural health and social care services.”

Peter Ramsay, project director for Hub North Scotland, commented: “Broadford Hospital is a fantastic health facility which will bring huge benefits for the communities of Skye, Lochalsh and South West Ross. We faced major challenges progressing construction during the Covid pandemic but the support of all the partners and the local community ensured we have delivered a hospital that everyone can be proud of.”

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