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Minister for Mental Health officially open Inverclyde's new £7.3 million continuing care hospital

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

The new Inverclyde Adult and Older Peoples Continuing Care Hospital, Orchard View, was officially opened today by the Minister for Mental Health, Maureen Watt.

The £7.3 million contemporary healthcare facility, located in a prominent location on the Inverclyde Royal Hospital grounds, provides adult and older peoples’ continuing care mental health accommodation, with a particular focus on delivering a dementia friendly environment. 

There are 42 beds in total with 30 of these dedicated to continuing care for older people. Facilities include:

  • 24 continuing care beds for patients with dementia
  • 6 continuing care beds for patients with dementia and co-morbidity conditions
  • 12 adult continuing care beds
  • Social enterprise space including a cafe and hair-dressers
  • Treatment rooms
  • Multi-purpose social spaces for male and female patients

Maureen Watt, Minister for Mental Health met staff, patients and relatives.

Simon Carr, Chair of Inverclyde Integrated Joint Board added:  “Orchard View provides patients and staff with a first class, purpose-built healthcare facility.

“It is a contemporary unit that provides high quality accommodation for adults and older people within Inverclyde who require continuing mental health care.

“This facility is the embodiment of how working together, staff, service users and carers were all involved in the design of the building, we were able to build a unit that meets the needs of people living in Inverclyde.”

Orchard View’s design and construction was undertaken by Hub West Scotland,  development partner for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and other public sector organisations, formed to build community facilities through a collaborative partnership approach to development.

Iain Marley, Hub West Scotland CEO, said: “Orchard view is a project that we are very proud to have delivered for our partner, NHSGGC.

“The partnership has delivered four high standard and award winning facilities with a further three in development. It is great to see the communities benefitting from the investments in their areas.”


Notes to Editors

The HSCP is a partnership between Inverclyde Council and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) and brings together local community and primary care health services from NHSGGC and social work services from Inverclyde Council.

NHSGGC is one of a number of public sector shareholders in Hub West Scotland Limited, in Hub West Scotland Limited, a partnership with private sector companies, formed to build community facilities through a collaborative approach to procurement.

Hub West Scotland is a public private joint venture organisation established to develop and deliver value for money property solutions for its public sector partners.

The arrangement also allows for funding support from the Scottish Government’s Scottish Future Trust for investment in primary healthcare facilities and schools.

For further information either telephone 0141 201 4429 or email [email protected].                  



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Last Updated: 20 December 2017