The innovative new Vale Centre for Health and Care has opened its door to patients.
This significant development, which has seen an investment of over £20 million on one of the most modern health centres in Scotland, brings together a variety of services delivering modern health care within a new state-of-the-art facility.
Keith Redpath, Director of West Dunbartonshire Community Health and Care Partnership, said: “The delivery of this new health and care centre for the Vale of Leven area has been an ambition within West Dunbartonshire for over a decade now.
“Our vision was to provide a new centre which offered a welcoming and therapeutic environment for the people from the local area to use and for our staff and our GP and dental contractor partners to deliver services from.
“The new Vale Centre for Health and Care offers all this and more and we are delighted that patients can now access all the services available in a state of the art facility.”
The Centre, which opened its doors on Monday 19 August to patients, provides health and social work services in state-of-the-art, fit for purpose facilities.
This new state-of-the-art facility provides 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.
It will also provide a local base for the local district nursing team, health visiting team, prescribing support team, integrated health and social care team and training and education.
Andrew Robertson, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Chairman, said: “The new Centre is a superb, modern, bright facility which patients and staff will very much enjoy. It provides the very best facilities for community based health and social care services which the community can be rightly proud of.
We’re especially pleased that the new Centre has been already recognised with a best practice award from the local West Dumbartonshire Access Panel for design innovation and accessibility, as it shows how seriously we take working constructively with local communities to improve patient care.”
Gail Casey, Convener of the West Dunbartonshire Community Health and Care Partnership, said: "I am delighted that this first class building is operational, providing excellent services to the local community. In these difficult financial times it is a pleasure to see this project through to completion, where the council and NHS has worked together to make it happen.”
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