REPRESENTATIVES from Macmillan Cancer Support, which is contributing £750,000 towards the creation of the Margaret Kerr Unit at the Borders General Hospital have said they are astonishment at how quickly the new facility is being built.
Project director David McLuckie of NHS Borders, who has taken the lead after the retirement of Dr Ross Cameron, took them on a tour of the palliative care unit, which is on schedule to be completed by the end of November.
Mr McLuckie commented: “Despite the atrocious weather over the past fortnight, the team from BAM Construction continues to progress well with the creation of the in-patient specialist palliative care facility.
“The roof is now in place, windows are being installed and we expect the building to be wind and water tight within the next fortnight.
“It was a pleasure to welcome our funding partners from Macmillan to show them how their investment is being used.”
Senior development manager for Macmillan Cancer Support, Janice Preston commented: “We are delighted to be a funding partner in the project.
“It is thanks to the hard work and dedication of our supporters in the Borders who raise so much money for us that we are able to make such a significant contribution to this important project and it is exciting to see the excellent progress that is being made on site”.