Plans submitted for £2m Prestonpans Health Centre extension

Paul McGirk
Paul McGirk

Final proposals for a £2 million extension and refurbishment of Prestonpans Health Centre have been submitted to East Lothian Council for approval.

The project, being delivered by NHS Lothian’s development partner hub South East Scotland Ltd and its appointed contractor Graham Construction, will see the building increase in size and will provide purpose-built spaces for patients and staff.

As well as reconfiguring the current health centre, the extension will include three new treatment rooms, a community consulting room and two larger health care assistant rooms.

A decision on the proposals is expected at the beginning of next year and, if approved, work will start on site in Spring and will be completed in Winter 2016.

David Small, chief officer, East Lothian Health and Social Care Partnership, said: “We are excited about having reached this important stage in the planning process.

“These developments will bring a wide range of benefits to patients and staff, increasing accessibility for the disabled and elderly and providing a modern and more effective health centre for the people of Prestonpans.”

Paul McGirk, chief executive, hub South East Scotland Ltd, said: “I’m delighted to see the progress being made on this project, which will make a real difference to the local community in Prestonpans.

“We look forward to continuing our successful partnership with NHS Lothian and working with our contractor Graham Construction to make these plans a reality.”

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