Plans for two new Mental Health in-patient wards at Stobhill Hospital were given a major boost after the Board of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde approved the full business case today (Tuesday, 16 October).
The next - and final - stage of the process of developing the state-of-the-art wards is to submit the full business case to the Scottish Government Capital Investment Group for consideration in November.
One of the wards will be dedicated to adult acute in-patient care with the other being geared towards older adults with functional Mental Health issues.
Services at Stobhill are designed around the needs of patients in order to enhance the quality of care and speed up diagnosis and treatment. As a result, the hospital has improved the patient experience and enabled staff to work more effectively.
The new wards will build on this and enable greater flexibility across mental Health services and deliver modern facilities for patients and staff.
David Williams, chief officer, Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP), said: "I am delighted the full business case has been approved. This is another major milestone for plans to build modern, state-of-the-art facilities for our Mental Health in-patients at Stobhill.
“The HSCP’s commitment to providing high standards of effective care in appropriate settings is clearly demonstrated by NHSGGC’s decision today.
“This will see our patients staying in modern wards that are at the very forefront of modern Mental Health in-patient accommodation.”
John Brown, chairman, NHSGGC, said: “The new purpose built wards will be designed to be much more than a simple replacement of the existing facility.
“Today’s agreement grants us the real potential to bring together the key strengths of a range of professions in order to tackle health inequalities and ensure we deliver care that meets the needs of our patients.”
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Pic: Artist's impressions of new wards at Stobhill