Eight-month waiting times could be slashed and an additional 15,000 potentially life-saving scans could be offered to NHS Grampian patients annually as part of a £55 million investment.
Elective care centre
Work on a new £34 million surgical hospital in Inverness will get under way next year – and a nationwide plan to tackle long health waiting times will be published this month.
Health chiefs in the Highlands have hailed the “fantastic opportunity” offered by a new surgical hospital planned for Inverness.
The cost of building a new “world class” hospital in Inverness has soared by two-thirds to £27million.