NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s chairman, and Director of Public Health, salute Glasgow’s successful bid for the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Professor Sir John Arbuthnott, chairman of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, said:
“Congratulations to Glasgow and Scotland on winning the 2014 bid to host the Commonwealth Games.
“This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase the talents of our sports people to the rest of the world.
“Not only will these international athletes be sure of a warm welcome in the city, they can also depend on, if needed, treatment at some of Europe’s best medical facilities and from internationally renowned specialists.
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“Finally, the Games will accelerate the regeneration of areas of our city and this will help tackle inequalities in health.”
“The Games will also provide chances for volunteering which can give young people new opportunities to develop their confidence and skills.
“The Games can be a focus to encourage employers to inspire and support their employees to be active in the ways they travel to work. Schoolchildren taking more physical activity can also be encouraged to take up the healthy school meals on offer in our schools.
It is a chance for us to continue the changes which have already started to promote a positive image of health and to address our drink and drugs culture. Glasgow should not just be the "friendly city" but also can become the "active and healthy city".
“The winning of the Commonwealth Games bid is a unique opportunity for all of us in Glasgow to improve our health and change our habits.
Dr Linda de Caestecker, Director of Public Health, added: