The creation of a new £40million Health and Social Care Hub in Parkhead has moved a step closer.
Glasgow Integration Joint Board (IJB) has agreed that the project should be a future investment priority for Glasgow Health & Social Care Partnership (HSCP). It has also agreed that full engagement on the proposal should be carried out by the HSCP between March and May.
The existing health centre is in a busy location with good public transport links, but it's too small to continue to meet the needs of the growing local population. The ongoing regeneration of neighbouring Dalmarnock is expected to boost the local population to 20,000 people.
At this early stage, it is envisaged services in a new state-of-the-art facility, built on the site of the former Parkhead Hospital and health centre, would include:
David Williams, Chief Officer, Glasgow HSCP, said: "A new expanded centre would be designed to be much more than a simple replacement of the existing facility. It would provide local people and the new residents of Dalmarnock - where there are currently no significant health services - with access to state-of-the-art health and social care services in a facility fit for the 21st Century.
"North East Glasgow, and Parkhead in particular, is one of the most deprived communities, with some of the worst health outcomes, in Scotland. The planned design of the building will help further break down the barriers between services and help to create a seamless pathway between services for patients and service users."
"The HSCP believes that the people of Glasgow can flourish with access to health and social care support when they need it. We're actively transforming health and social care services to help people and their communities lead stronger, healthier lives."