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scottish government buildingOctober 27 2014

The Scottish Government is providing £21.7 million to fund the building of two new health centres, one in Glasgow and the other in East Renfrewshire.

Governmental funding has been developed by hub West Scotland in partnership with the Scottish Futures Trust, East Renfrewshire Council and NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde. The Scottish Government will invest a total of £21.7 million in the two new centres, £12.4m in Maryhill and £9.3m in Eastwood. East Renfrewshire Council will provide £5.5m towards the cost of the Eastwood centre.

Health Secretary Alex Neil said: “These new buildings are not just good news for the patients and staff of the NHS. Investment on this scale has a tremendously positive effect on the local economy – creating jobs and apprenticeships and helping local businesses.

“The Scottish Government has an investment programme of more than £8 billion over the next two years – supporting around 50,000 full time jobs in Scotland.”

The centres will offer a range of facilities for their local communities:

•    Eastwood Health & Care Centre – A new-build multi-purpose development for health and social care services, incorporating four GP practices and community health services including clinics, podiatry, physiotherapy, children’s services, adult mental health services, speech therapy, district nursing, health visiting and East Renfrewshire Council’s social work team.
•    Maryhill Health Centre – This new centre will incorporate four GP practices, physiotherapy, podiatry, community dental services, district nursing, health visitors, community mental health services, youth health service and health improvement teams offering services such as smoking cessation support.

Debbie McNamara, Chief Executive at hub West Scotland said: “We are delighted to be working with our public and private sector partners on these projects. With the confirmation of funding now in place we move into the next exciting stage of development with the project teams lined up to start work on-site this month.”

Robert Calderwood, Chief Executive, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde added: “We are delighted that through this HUB funding model we can continue our modernisation of local healthcare facilities and this is another example of partnership working to improve local amenities.”

Link:

Scottish Government statement

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