Progress is “well under way” on delivering a major trauma centre in Aberdeen.
Health Secretary Shona Robison confirmed last month that the centre should be up and running by autumn.
NHS Grampian chief executive Malcolm Wright, in his report to the health board, said progress is “well under way” on delivering the minimum requirements for the Aberdeen centre.
This included the launch of a recruitment portal advertising a variety of recruitment posts.
An NHS Grampian spokeswoman said: “We are delighted that Aberdeen will become one of the first major trauma centres in Scotland by late autumn.
“This groundbreaking centre will play a key role in leading the way in delivering specialist trauma care in the north.”
The centre will form part of a national network, including Dundee.
Centres in both Edinburgh and Glasgow will be scheduled for operation over the next three to four years.
Ms Robison said: “Progress is continuing on the Major Trauma Centres in the north and north-east and we expect the services to be in place in the autumn, with £10.2 million having been allocated in the Scottish Government’s 2018/19 budget to support the implementation.
“The new centres will help our most severely injured patients and ensure patients have the best chance of a speedy recovery from their injuries.”