Greenock’s new £21 million Health and Care Centre has moved a step closer after funding was released for work to start this month.
Financial close on the project was achieved after the full business case for the centre was approved by the Scottish Government’s Capital Investment Group.
This follows the full business case for the state-of-the-art centre being agreed by our Board in October.
The modern new centre will hosts a range of health and care services including:
Simon Carr, Chairman, Inverclyde Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP), said: "I am delighted work is now ready to begin on this new centre. It is another major milestone in our plans to deliver a modern, state-of-the-art health and care centre to the people of Greenock.
“Our commitment to tackling health inequalities in the area and promoting social regeneration is clearly demonstrated by this centre and the benefits it will bring to local people.
“The national transformation of primary care means that this project is not just a simple replacement of an existing facility. It is about taking the opportunity to create a centre where people can expect to be supported by a wide range of professionals, closer to their home, and be enabled to live healthier, more independent lives.”
Our chairman John Brown said: “The current facilities at Greenock Health Centre are out-dated and not ideal for the provision of modern health and social care services.
“We need accommodation that helps us deliver services where there is an emphasis in delivering more care outside hospitals and in local communities.
“Therefore the new purpose built centre has been designed to be much more than a simple replacement of the existing facility. It has the potential to bring together the key elements from a range of professions to tackle health inequalities, improve health and contribute to social regeneration.”
Iain Marley, Chief Executive, hub West Scotland said, “We are thrilled to have reached this important milestone and are grateful for the brilliant efforts by the client and hub West partnership team members that made it possible.
“We know from our experience of similar developments that the new facility will have a hugely positive and transformational impact on local communities and we are proud to play a role in such an important development.”
Work is anticipated to be completed in Autumn 2020.