Council approves new Clydebank Health and Care Centre
An artist’s impression of the new health and care centre to be built in Clydebank.
A new £19m state-of-the-art Health and Care Centre in Clydebank has been approved, it was announced today (Monday).
The health centre, which will be built on the health quarter of the Queens Quay regeneration project, will support the provision of high quality services and help improve the health and lives of residents. The three-storey building will replace the existing health centre on Kilbowie Road and it is estimated more than 40,000 residents will access services at the new centre. Along with GP practices residents will also access podiatry and physiotherapy along with consulting and treatment rooms.
The new centre will improve primary care services by giving the people of Clydebank access to the most up-to-date, high quality healthcare facilities. The centre will also be the central base for community health teams. The building design is fully compliant with the Equality Act and Disability Discrimination Act and has undergone extensive consultation with the local Access Panel. It is anticipated the new health and care centre will open in 2020.
Councillor Marie McNair, (pictured left) Chair of the West Dunbartonshire Health & Social Care Partnership, said: “This is a really exciting time for Clydebank and this project has been a long time coming. We have fought hard to get improved health services for our town.
“This new Health and Care Centre will not just replace the existing facility, it will give residents access to state-of-the-art health, in a building that is fit for purpose. We are committed to enhancing our community health services and the Clydebank Health and Care Centre will be the perfect place in which this vision can become a reality. This new facility will not only improve the health of our population, but improve the lives of our population and I am sure it will serve the local community well for many years to come. The Health and Care Centre will also kick start the development of our waterfront, and our architects have come up with an excellent design that not only honours our past but reflects a modern and confident Clydebank.”
A spokeswoman for the Health Board said: “Last year our Board gave full backing to the blueprint for this new NHS funded £19m Health and Care Centre in Clydebank. We are pleased that the Council’s Planning Committee has given approval for this state-of-the-art Centre, bringing us one step closer to realising that ambition for the people of Clydebank. Now we can forge ahead with this ambitious plan which will give us the perfect setting in which to deliver health and social care for many years to come.”