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LOCAL COMMUNITY INVITED TO FIND OUT DETAILS OF GARTNAVEL HOSPITALS INVESTMENT

October 20, 2005 4:48 PM

Members of the public in the West End of Glasgow are being urged to find out the details of a mammoth investment in local hospital services.

A series of events has been organised for next week, to give residents and community representatives the chance to find out more information about the plans for the Gartnavel Hospitals site – part of a long-term programme of modernisation and investment across NHS Greater Glasgow.

Two public gatherings are being held next week, at Hyndland Secondary School, 9 Lauderdale Gardens, Glasgow, between 4.30pm and 7.30pm on Wednesday 26th October and Thursday 27th October.

Around £300million is being spent on the Gartnavel site over the next few years, creating among other new facilities, such flagships as the new West of Scotland Cancer Care Centre (the New Beatson) and the new Gartnavel Royal Hospital.

NHS Greater Glasgow's Primary Care Division's Head of Estates, Tony Curran, is hoping for a large turnout: "We're all very excited about what's being planned for the Gartnavel Hospitals site. This is a huge investment, and people living in the West End are going to have some of the best facilities of their kind in Europe right on their doorstep. It's only right and proper that they get to know all they possibly can about them.

"The two events next week at Hyndland School will show off all the details of these projects – particularly the new Gartnavel Royal and the New Beatson. These are things that I think the local community will be very proud of."

As well as the opportunity to see the plans for these landmark projects in detail, visitors will also be able to attend presentations on other developments, like the plans for Emergency Care in the west of the city, and access and transport to facilities there.

An area has also been set aside for background information and site plans, where staff will also be on hand to answer any general questions.
Alan Hunter, Chair of the Gartnavel Site Steering Group said: "These developments will significantly improve healthcare facilities for the people in the West of the City and we hope local people will come along to find out more about the developments of the Gartnavel Site."


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For more information contact NHS Greater Glasgow Communications on 0141 201 4429.

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