NHSGGC is consulting on the proposals for the New Health and Social Care Hub until 31 May.
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The prospect of a new £40 million state-of-the-art Health and Social Care Hub in Parkhead moved one step closer when the Glasgow City Integration Joint Board agreed at its February meeting that the project should be a priority for future investment. It was also agreed that full engagement on the proposal should be carried out by the Partnership between March and May.
As far back as 2013, the current health centre has been assessed as requiring modernisation and expansion in order to continue meeting the needs of the local population in the medium to long term. While still fit for purpose, the building is not suitable for the provision of 21st century health and social care services. This is exacerbated by the expectation that more care will be provided outwith hospital settings in the local community.
At this early stage, in addition to acute service yet to be determined, it is envisaged services based in a new centre would include:
We are currently in discussions with the Health Board about the potential to locate some acute hospital services at Parkhead. The current Parkhead Health Centre is strategically located in a busy location and, thanks to good public transport links, is accessible to people in Parkhead and Dalmarnock as well as accommodating services used by residents across the wider east end.