As part of its ongoing commitment to mental health services, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde has given approval to proceed to Full Business Case for the expansion of Rowanbank Clinic in Glasgow. The plan would see bed numbers increase to 92 by the end of 2019.
Rowanbank Clinic is a medium secure psychiatric unit on the Stobbill campus, with 74 adult beds. This facility provides services for adults with mental health problems who may pose a risk to others or have the potential to commit an offence because they are unwell.
The Unit provides specialist treatment and support in modern, purpose-built accommodation designed to meet individualised patient needs.
Now that the plans have been approved by NHSGGC, they will move to the next stage where they will be submitted to the Scottish Government’s Capital Investment Group for consideration.
Gary Jenkins, Regional Services Director for NHSGGC said: “Medium secure units play a key role in increasing public safety, whilst at the same time offering treatment and rehabilitation to patients who may otherwise pose a risk of offending behaviour.
“The investment would bring clear advantages by ensuring that sufficient medium secure capacity is available within the West of Scotland. The expansion would help us meet acute care demands and ensure the service is far more flexible and responsive to patient needs overall.”
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