The Baird Family Hospital

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The new hospital will include maternity, gynaecology, breast screening and breast surgery services. It will also include a neonatal unit, centre for reproductive medicine, an operating theatre suite and research and teaching facilities. It will be located on the current site of the Foresterhill Health Centre and the Breast Screening Centre, allowing for physical links into the Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital and the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary to allow neonates to be transferred for surgery at RACH and women to ARI for imaging and intensive care.

The Baird Family Hospital name is in recognition of the contribution made to health by the Baird family over many years in Aberdeen and elsewhere in Scotland. Dugald Baird graduated from Glasgow in 1922. As a student and young doctor in Glasgow he saw the effects of poverty on mothers and babies and this influenced his lifelong interest in social and economic factors in health and disease.  In 1937 he was appointed Regius Professor of Midwifery in Aberdeen. In the three decades he held this post, he made major contributions in many fields including clinical practice, service provision and health policy in reproductive health, perinatal and maternal mortality, social obstetrics and cervical screening.

About this development
Project The Baird Family Hospital ​
Location Aberdeen
Client Body NHS Grampian
Delivery Team Archial NORR
Procurement Type Frameworks Scotland
Value Circa £115m (Including ANCHOR Centre)
Development Types Maternity
Design Statement The Baird Family Hospital

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