The new £12.4 million state-of-the-art Maryhill Health and Care Centre was officially opened today (Monday, 16 January) by Shona Robison MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Health & Sport.
Opened to the public in September 2016, the centre provides improved access to a range of primary care services including:
The centre also incorporates ‘Waken into Falling Light’ - an arts and environment strategy. The aim is to develop opportunities that enhance both the external and internal aspects of the centre to increase wellbeing, improve peoples’ experience of visiting and encourage a sense of community ownership of the building.
During her visit, the cabinet secretary visited therapeutic garden, physiotherapy service, Gairbraid medical practice and the community mental health team/social work team.
The Maryhill Health and Care Centre is one of three health centres opened in the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde area in the last two years, with a further two under construction and a number of others in the pipeline.
Shona Robison MSP said: “I’m delighted to officially open Maryhill Health and Care Centre; it’s a tremendous new facility.
“A key part of our vision for the health service is to enhance our community health services. We want to see GPs empowered to play an enhanced role, leading multi-disciplinary teams of health professionals.
“The Maryhill Health and Care Centre is the perfect place in which this vision can become a reality and I am sure it will serve the local community well for many years to come.”
John Brown, Chairman of NHSGGC, said: “I am delighted the Cabinet Secretary has officially opened this £12 million facility. It is a fantastic addition to the area, providing the local residents of Maryhill with a wide range of modern health and care services under one roof.
“The centre has been designed to be much more than a simple replacement of the previous facility. It is in a prominent site providing the local community with a state of the art healthcare facility fit for the 21st Century.”
Jackie Kerr, Head of Operations, North West Locality, Glasgow Health & Social Care Partnership, said: “The new Health and Care Centre is a state of the art building, giving increased capacity and more services to local residents of Maryhill in a welcoming modern environment.
“This new centre is contributing to the regeneration of Maryhill as well as making a real contribution to local residents’ health. It is a marked improvement on the old centre thanks to a better lay out and modern facilities which are already providing better access to the wide range of services.”
Iain Marley, Chief Executive, Hub West Scotland, said: “We are proud to be working in partnership with the NHSGGC to deliver their programme of new Health and Care Centres.
“These are important facilities that play a key role in the delivery of vital public services and the regeneration of the communities that they serve. We are strongly committed to ensuring that they are designed and built to the highest standard and provide excellent value for money”
The design and construction of the new Centre was undertaken by hub West Scotland who appointed Morgan Sindall as the main contractor.