Andrew Robertson, Chair of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and guests have taken a tour of the new Vale Centre for Health and Care site to see the incredible progress made so far.
This significant development will see an investment of over £20 million on one of the most modern state-of-the-art health centres in Scotland.
Construction began in March and is well within schedule and in budget. When complete in 2013 the new centre will support both the current and developing needs of the local population and will deliver modern health care within a new modern facility.
It will provide three large general practices, dietetics, podiatry, speech and language therapy, primary care mental health, physiotherapy and a large dental complex including a general dental practice.
Andrew Robertson was joined by the Chair of West Dunbartonshire Community Health and Care Partnership (CHCP) Committee, Gail Casey, the Director, Keith Redpath and other key staff who have been involved in bringing this development to construction. Also joining the tour was two local GPs who will relocate to the new building when complete.
He said said: “I am delighted with the progress that has been made on the new centre.
“This significant development will deliver a substantially enhanced replacement for the existing Alexandria Medical Centre and will fulfil the commitment by the Board to deliver the Vision for the Vale in full.”
Keith Redpath, Director of West Dunbartonshire CHCP, added: “The delivery of a new health and care centre for the Vale of Leven area has been an ambition within West Dunbartonshire for over a decade now and we are delighted that we have reached this stage in the construction process.”
David Wilson, Project Manager for Laing O’Rourke, who were appointed to design and deliver the centre, said: “Construction on the new Vale of Leven health centre is progressing well with the build on schedule and the design taking shape.”
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