The Oaks, Elgin

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The Oaks is an NHS Scotland Palliative Care Day hospital in Elgin, Moray, Scotland, administered by NHS Grampian.

The Oaks is a purpose-built unit to provide specialist care and support for people with cancer and other progressive illnesses in Moray. The Centre focuses on the control of pain and symptoms with the aim of reducing suffering and improving quality of life.

In 1997 the Hospice in Moray (H.I.M) steering committee published their proposals for a day hospice in Moray, and £2.2 million was raised by Macmillan Cancer Relief towards the creation of The Oaks. The facility was built in a leafy setting, using extensive timber-cladding and with colourful planting.[1] It opened on 2 June 2003 and officially was opened by HRH Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay on 5 August 2003. It was awarded a Macmillan Quality Environment Mark (MQEM) in 2010, recognising the high standards in building design.[2] An extension was opened in 2011, providing a larger lounge and dining area.[3]

The Oaks is situated in its own grounds approx ½ mile from Dr Gray's Hospital on the main A96 towards Inverness.[4]


  1. ^ "Palliative day care centre - Elgin". Aitken Turnbull Architects. Retrieved 13 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Patients and volunteers help a Moray cancer centre celebrate a top building award". Macmillan Cancer Support. 9 March 2010. Retrieved 13 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "£190,000 Moray palliative care boost". The Northern Scot. 12 September 2011. Retrieved 13 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "The Oaks - Elgin". NHS Grampian. 15 November 2013. Retrieved 14 June 2014. 

Coordinates: 57°38′57″N 3°20′28″W / 57.64917°N 3.34111°W / 57.64917; -3.34111