About Dr Gray’s Hospital

image: University of Aberdeen which is one of 3 universities in the Grampian area

Dr Gray’s Hospital

Make a life, not just a living working in the North of Scotland

Dr Gray’s Hospital is part of one of the largest health boards in Scotland, serving around 500,000 people across Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire, and Moray.

NHS Grampian have a team of 17,000 dedicated staff working across all areas of health and social care in an area spanning over 3,000 square miles taking in large urban centres and rural villages and towns.

Acute specialist services are provided at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary (ARI) and Dr Gray’s Hospital, in Elgin. We are home to one of the country’s three major trauma centres and provide specialist national services for the whole of Scotland.

Number of people in the Grampian Region served

Staff working across all areas of healthcare

Square miles spanned

Highest ranked teaching

As a teaching centre, we have strong partnerships with our three local universities.

Robert Gordon University is ranked 2nd in the country for nursing education, and Aberdeen University is the highest rated for medicine in Scotland.

Scotland’s best loved District General

Dr Gray’s hospital is Scotland’s smallest District General Hospital, filled with history and character.

The original building from 1819 is still used for some practice, the new hospital was opened in 1995 and
continues to be upgraded and developed.

There are 181 beds – this includes 153 inpatient beds, a 15 bed surgical day unit case and 13 ambulatory care beds serving a catchment population of about 132,000.



At the forefront of innovation

As well as training future generations, we conduct cutting-edge research, embrace and develop innovative technologies to provide our patients with the best possible care.

We are proud to be at the forefront of medical innovation, and we have been involved in some world-first developments, such as:


  • The development of the world’s first portable hyperbaric chamber, which can be used to treat patients with severe carbon monoxide poisoning.
  • The development of a new type of ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) machine, which can help to save the lives of critically ill patients.
  • A new type of cancer drug, which is now being used to treat patients all over the world.
  • We’ve been innovating for decades – in fact, right back to the invention & development of the world’s first MRI scanner in our area.
If you are a consultant, midwife, nurse or other healthcare colleague looking for the career you’ve always dreamed of, with a team around you that you’ve always wanted, then NHS Grampian is the place for you.

We offer competitive salaries and benefits, a strong commitment to training and development, and a supportive and collaborative environment with an unrivalled quality of life.

We are passionate about making a difference to the lives of our patients, and we are always looking for talented and dedicated people to join our team.

We are currently recruiting for a variety of positions, including, but not limited to:

  • Consultants in a range of specialties, including surgery, medicine, and midwifery.
  • Midwives to work in our maternity units.
  • Nurses to work in our hospitals, community health centers, and care homes.

If you are interested in working for NHS Grampian, please drop us a line for a friendly, initial chat to learn more about our opportunities.

We look forward to hearing from you!


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