NEW HEALTH CENTRE IN CLYDEBANK GETTING CLOSER
Plans for the new Clydebank Health and Care Centre which will revolutionise healthcare for Clydebank residents has taken another major step forward.
The project has now achieved financial close and work can now begin at the end of January next year.
The new centre will bring much needed state of the art healthcare facilities to the residents of Clydebank including:
- GP surgeries
- District nursing
- Health visiting
- Pharmacy team
- Home Care team
Beth Culshaw, chief officer, West Dunbartonshire Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP), said: “I am delighted that another major milestone has been reached for plans to build a modern, state-of-the-art health and care centre for the people of Clydebank.
“The HSCP’s commitment to tackling health inequalities in areas of high deprivation and promoting social regeneration is clearly demonstrated by NHSGGC’s decision today.
“The national transformation of primary care means that this project is not about a simple replacement of an existing facility. It is about taking the opportunity to create a centre where the people of Clydebank can expect to be supported by a wide range of professionals, closer to their home, and be enabled to live healthier, more independent lives.”
John Brown, Chairman, NHSGGC, said: “The current facilities at Clydebank Health Centre are widely regarded as out-dated and uninviting and not ideal for the provision of 21st century health and social care services.
“Therefore the new purpose built centre has been designed to be much more than a simple replacement of the existing facility. It has the potential to bring together the key elements from a range of professions to tackle health inequalities, improve health and contribute to social regeneration in the Clydebank area.”
Iain Marley, CEO of Hub West Scotland, added: “We are thrilled to have reached financial close and look forward to the construction phase of this very important project.
“The investment will deliver very high quality facilities that will enable important improvements in the quality of health and social care services in West Dunbartonshire. The development will also make a major contribution to the realisation of the Queens Quay regeneration vision.
“We are proud to continue our highly valued partnership with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and our thanks and congratulations go to our client’s team and our delivery partners including BAM Construct UK, designers Anderson Bell Christie together with BakerHicks, TUV SUD, Graven, Harrison Stevenson and Currie and Brown.”