The new Vale Centre for Health and Care has been honoured with a top national award.
The Centre, which opened its door to patients in August, scooped the Health Facilities Scotland Best Design Award at a ceremony held earlier this month.
The award was presented by the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing, Alex Neil, to West Dunbartonshire Community Health and Care Partnership Head of Community Health and Care, Christine McNeill and NHSGGC Commissioning Manager, Margaret Campbell.
The £20million Centre in Alexandria is one of the most modern health and care centres in Scotland, bringing together a variety of community services within an integrated and state-of-the-art facility.
Christine McNeill said: “We are absolutely delighted that the new Vale Centre for Health and Care has been recognised in this way. We are very proud of what has been achieved with the Centre and the feedback from patients has been tremendous. To receive such an award only a few short months after opening is very pleasing indeed and credit to all involved.”
The facility provides three large general practices, dietetics, podiatry, speech and language therapy, primary care mental health, physiotherapy and a large dental complex.
It also provides a base for the local district nursing team, health visiting team, prescribing support team and integrated health and social care teams along with training and education facilities affiliated to Glasgow University.
The NHS Health Facilities Scotland Judging Panel, said: “Despite tough competition from many high quality NHS facilities, in terms of quality of built design, the Vale Centre for Health and Care was exceptional for the team’s clarity of vision, integration of artwork and the high quality of the setting they provided for all patients and staff.
“Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board and their team are highly commended for their creation of a state-of-the-art, integrated healthcare hub serving Alexandria and the surrounding area.”
Picture caption: Left to right - Margaret Campbell, NHSGGC Commissioning Manager, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing, Alex Neil and Christine McNeill , West Dunbartonshire Community Health and Care Partnership Head of Community Health and Care.
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