Milestone for new health centre

Health centre opens
Health centre opens

The new state-of-the-art £15m Eastwood Health and Care Centre took one step closer to completion with the keys for the new building handed over to the NHS this week.

The new Centre, on Drumby Crescent, will open on Monday 8 August and offer the Eastwood community access to a wide range of health and social care services under one roof for the first time.

The project is being delivered by East Renfrewshire Health and Social Care Partnership, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and East Renfrewshire Council in partnership with hub West Scotland and the Scottish Futures Trust. Receiving the keys from hub West Scotland, NHSGGC Chairman John Brown said: “I am delighted to receive the keys today on this fantastic new Health and Care Centre.

“Very soon it will be home to five GP practices and community health and care services including clinics, podiatry, physiotherapy, children’s services, adult mental health services, speech therapy, district nursing, health visiting and social work.

“I have every confidence that the people of Eastwood will be equally pleased with the result when it opens in just under a month.”

An essential information guide will be issued to all households in the Eastwood area soon to inform them of how best to access and contact the new centre. The centre will bring together many services under one roof which will make it easier to access healthcare facilities

East Renfrewshire HSCP Chief Officer, Julie Murray, added: “We are very excited to be moving into this beautiful new building. It offers us real opportunities to work more closely with GPs and it will also provide space for Third Sector and community groups to offer support and information to local people.

“Together with Barrhead Health and Care Centre, which opened in 2011, this provides the people of East Renfrewshire with fantastic modern facilities, fit for the future delivery of integrated health and care services.”

East Renfrewshire Council leader, Councillor Jim Fletcher said: “The new Eastwood Health and Care Centre is a first-class facility. This fit-for-purpose building will enable local residents to benefit from health and social care services of the highest quality under one roof. I very much look forward to its opening in August.”