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New Antenatal Centre for West End

March 05, 2008 3:10 PM

Antenatal care for women in the West End of Glasgow will be developed on the Western Infirmary site following an extensive community engagement exercise with local women on what they required.

The former Beatson Outpatient building has been identified as an interim solution for the next five years. The Western Infirmary will close in 2013 under Glasgow’s hospital modernisation programme but plans will have been developed by then for a long term base.

The building sits in the heart of the West End and is very close to the current antenatal centre in the Queen Mothers. It also fits all the criteria highlighted by local women including a ground floor position, a central location, dedicated entrance and is easily accessible by public transport.

It will incorporate a range of high quality care for local women including all routine antenatal and postnatal services, incorporating scanning facilities and access to parenthood and education support.

Rosslyn Crockett, Director of Women and Children’s Services, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde said: “We made a commitment to develop suitable alternative antenatal provision before the closure of the Queen Mothers in 2009 and are delighted we have now identified a building that will offer local women what they require. The former Beatson Outpatient building offers an excellent solution.

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