The bequest of "twenty thousand pounds sterling" by Dr Alexander Gray in 1807 laid the foundation for the establishment of the original Dr Gray's Hospital in Elgin. Naturally many changes and expansions have taken place since that time. The most notable change was the £22 million redevelopment of the hospital which took place between 1993 and 1997.
A full range of services are also provided including anaesthetics, dietetics, laboratories, occupational therapy, pharmacy, physiotherapy and x-ray.
The redevelopment of Dr Gray's Hospital arose from a comprehensive review of acute health care services in Moray. After a full option appraisal of the best way to deliver an expanded range of acute services locally, the Scottish Office gave approval in May 1990 to the option of redeveloping the hospital on the existing site. Construction began in February 1993 with the foundation stone being laid by the Secretary of State for Scotland in June of that year.
The first stage was completed in May 1995 and comprised of the main ward block and almost all the new beds. There were new wards for surgery, orthopaedics, obstetrics, gynaecology, paediatrics and a new day ward. The existing theatre was upgraded and a new theatre suite with three new theatres was introduced. Further expansion saw a 5 bedded delivery suite within the maternity unit and a 4 cot special care baby unit. A new kitchen, staff restaurant, laboratory, pharmacy and staff changing facilities were also provided. The second stage was completed in January 1997 and included a new acute psychiatric ward and new out-patient, accident and emergency and imaging departments. The third stage was completed in 1997 which encompassed the upgrading of the original building.
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