Business cases approved for two more NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde facilities
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) has approved full business cases for two health and care centres worth a total of £40 million.
Proposals for the £19m Clydebank Health and Care Centre and £21m Greenock Health and Care Centre will now be submitted to the Scottish Government Capital Investment Group for consideration in November.
NHSGGC, which this week also approved the business case for two Glasgow mental health facilities, is now awaiting government approval for four facilities worth more than £50m in total.
If approved by the Scottish Government, the new health and care centres will host a range of health and care services including:
- GP surgeries
- District nursing
- Health visiting
- Pharmacy team
Beth Culshaw, chief officer, West Dunbartonshire Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP), and Louise Long, chief officer, Inverclyde Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP), said of the two facilities: “We are delighted that the full business cases have been approved. This is another major milestone for plans to build a modern, state-of-the-art health and care centre for the people of Clydebank and Greenock.
“The HSCP’s commitment to tackling health inequalities in areas of high deprivation and promoting social regeneration is clearly demonstrated by NHSGGC’s decisions today.
“The national transformation of primary care means that this project is not about a simple replacement of an existing facility. It is about taking the opportunity to create centres where the people of Clydebank Greenock can expect to be supported by a wide range of professionals, closer to their home, and be enabled to live healthier, more independent lives.”
John Brown, chairman at NHSGGC, said: “The current facilities at Clydebank and Greenock are out-dated and uninviting and not ideal for the provision of 21st century health and social care services. This is highlighted by modern ways of delivering care where there is an emphasis in delivering more care outside hospitals and in local communities.
“The new purpose built centres would be designed to be much more than a simple replacement of the existing facilities. They have the potential to bring together the key elements from a range of professions to tackle health inequalities, improve health and contribute to social regeneration.”