The new £17 million Gorbals Health and Care Centre opened its doors to the local community for the first time this week.
Work began in June 2017 on the new modern facility providing improved access to a range of community and primary care services.
This project represents a significant investment in the regeneration of the Gorbals and will provide a wide range of benefits for the community it serves. This includes the transfer of four General Practices, one Dental Practice and other primary and community care services from the current health centre, as well as the introduction of other services, including specialist children’s services, alcohol and drug recovery services and children & families social work services.
The new Centre has been delivered as a partnership with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC), Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP), Glasgow City Council and Development Partner Hub West Scotland and their main contractor Morgan Sindall. New Gorbals Housing Association was also a key partner in the project.
This new building provides the opportunity to reshape services from a patient and service user perspective with care that is more integrated, accessible and efficient.
NHSGGC Chairman, John Brown, said: “I’m delighted to see this new Centre open its doors to patients today.
“It’s the latest new Health and Social Care Centre being opened in Greater Glasgow and Clyde to provide integrated health and social care to local communities.
“I’m confident this investment will be welcomed by all the patients and service users who will benefit from the new facilities and I’m sure the staff will enjoy working in their new surroundings.”
The design and construction of the new Centre was undertaken by Hub West Scotland, a development partner to the public sector, formed to build community facilities through a collaborative approach to procurement.
Iain Marley, CEO of hub West Scotland said: “This building is a fantastic example of collaboration and joint delivery between two significant public bodies: Glasgow City Council and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and I am proud that hub West Scotland has had the opportunity to lead the design and development of high quality facilities that will support the innovative delivery of co-located public services.”
David Williams, Chief Officer, Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership added: “The opening of this multi-million pound facility is a major boost for the area. Everyone involved has worked hard to deliver this new centre which will greatly enhance the quality of health care and support available to residents and users in the community.”
Notes to editors
Glasgow City HSCP is a partnership between Glasgow City Council and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) and brings together local community and primary care health services from NHSGGC and social work services across Glasgow City.
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde is one of a number of public sector shareholders 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.
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Pic: Some of the staff from GP practices, Specialist Children's Services and Addictions who have moved to the new Centre.