Preliminary designs for Broadford's new hospital hub will be displayed in December.

The drop-in event will have technical representatives from the design team available to explain the initial design ideas for the new healthcare facility.  

The event is part of the planning process for the new hospital.

NHS Highland submitted a pre-planning application in July 2017. If the process progresses as planned, work should start on the new hospital in 2019 with completion by the end of 2020.

The facility is to be sited on land adjacent to Dr MacKinnon Memorial Hospital.

The event, which will be held at Broadford Hotel on Wednesday 13 December between 2.30pm-7.30pm, will also be an opportunity to explain the design process going forward where NHS Highland will be seeking further views on the building, access arrangements and use of outdoor space.

In June 2017 the architects for the proposed new hospital for communities of Skye, Lochalsh and South West Ross were appointed. Hub North Scotland Ltd were appointed by NHS Highland to deliver the new facility in Broadford and architectural firms Portree-based Rural Design and Oberlanders from Edinburgh won the contract for the design. Balfour Beatty were appointed as contractors in September 2017.

hub North Scotland Chief Executive Michael Padzinksi said: “We are extremely pleased to be working with NHS Highland and look forward to developing proposals with local people that will ensure a top-class facility is delivered for communities of Skye, Lochalsh and South West Ross.”