A new £40+ million health and social care hub for the North East of Glasgow today moved a step closer.
Our Board agreed the draft Initial Agreement for the proposed new Hub as part of a plan to improve performance across a number of services and reduce inequalities for people living in the area.
It is also anticipated the hub will increase capacity and adaptability of the facility compared to the current, older centre in the area. In addition, it will improve access to services and better integration between health and social work teams and services.
The new hub is expected to feature services including:
A wide ranging public engagement exercise was carried out with local people, service users and carers between March and June last year. A range of staff from the services expected to be involved in the hub have participated in workshops and engagement activities, and have contributed to the development of the Initial Agreement.
The key themes from this engagement will be used to guide both the design of the building and how the services that will be based in the proposed hub will be configured.
John Brown, Chairman, said: "I'm encouraged progress is being made in the plans to improve services and facilities for people in the North East of Glasgow."
The new hub will be a focal point for a wide range of health and care services for not only the east end, but also the wider north east of Glasgow.
The next stage is for the initial agreement to be submitted to the Scottish Government’s Capital Investment Group (CIG). If the CIG approves the Initial Agreement later this summer, the health board will then progress to the Outline Business Case stage.
North East Glasgow has some of the most deprived neighbourhoods in Scotland. An analysis of the most recent release of the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD), which ranks neighbourhoods by overall deprivation, includes seven data zones from the North East of Glasgow in the 25 most deprived data zones.