Work starts on Forth Valley cancer centre

29-Jun-2015

Developers begin building new Maggie's Centre

Construction work has started on the new Maggie’s Cancer Centre in the grounds of Forth Valley Royal Hospital.

Due to open next year, the facility was designed by NORD Architecture and is being developed by Dunne Building & Engineering.

James King, vice chairman of NHS Forth Valley, said: “This is an exciting step forward in a development that will make a huge difference to our patients and their families across the Forth Valley area.

“A Maggie’s Centre will significantly enhance the cancer care and support already offered at Forth Valley Royal Hospital, giving our patients access to a wider range of support and therapies.”

The development has been funded by a donation of £3m from cancer charity, Walk the Walk.

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The site of the new facility is set within mature woodland and was previously occupied by the Royal Scottish National Hospital, with 70 acres of mixed tree woodland and an ornamental loch. The extensive pathways and woodland surrounding the site are maintained by Forestry Commission Scotland and visitors to the centre will be able to enjoy direct access to this land.

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