£38m projects given go ahead

Two multi-million pound health centres have been given the green light thanks to funding from the Scottish Government.

Deputy First Minister John Swinney will today announce that Clydebank Health Centre and Greenock Health and Care Centre will be funded as part of the Scottish Government’s £409 million investment in the non-profit distributing (NPD) programme.

The announcement sees Swinney double the £19 million for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde secured from the £409 million extension to the Non Profit Distributing (NPD) programme announced in November.

Speaking at the NHS Scotland Event, Swinney said:“I am delighted to announce that we are able to invest in new health centres in both Greenock and Clydebank which have an estimated capital value of £38 million.

“Both health centres will improve vital primary care services in these areas, giving the people of Clydebank and Greenock access to the most up-to-date, high quality healthcare facilities in their area. This is particularly important as we move towards the integration of health and social care, with local authority and NHS partners working together to deliver more care in the community.

“In addition to this, these projects will provide economic regeneration in both areas and by combining these two projects, we estimate that we are able to save over £4 million in capital and revenue costs.

“Strong public services are the bedrock of a fair and prosperous society. The NHS in Scotland exemplifies this. That is why we have protected the NHS budget. The total NHS budget is now above £12 billion for the first time ever.”

Swinney announced plans in November last year to invest over £400 million in new hospitals and health centres as part of the £1 billion extension to the Non Profit Distributing (NPD) programme.

Robert Calderwood, chief executive, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, added: “We are delighted that funding is available for both Clydebank and Greenock to get brand new healthcare facilities fit for the 21st century.

“NHSGGC is committed to tackling health inequalities, improving health and contributing to social regeneration in areas of deprivation. The development of these two new centres will have symbolic importance for Clydebank and Greenock for future generations.”

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