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Published 01 October 2018

Plans for the new £19.34million Health and Care Centre in Clydebank have taken another step forward.

Members of West Dunbartonshire Health and Social Care Partnership Audit Committee unanimously agreed to submit the Full Business Case (FBC) to the next meeting of the Finance and Planning Committee of NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde and also to the Scottish Government’s Capital Investment Group for funding.

The facility, which will be built on the health quarter of the Queens Quay regeneration project, will support the provision of high quality services and will significantly improve the health and lives of residents.

The three-storey building will replace five current GP Practices in Clydebank which serve 50,000 residents.

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 residents access to the most up-to-date, high quality healthcare facilities.

The centre, which is expected to open in July 2020, will also be the central base for community health teams.

Councillor Marie McNair, Chair of the West Dunbartonshire Health & Social Care Partnership Audit Committee, said: “I am delighted to see work on this project taking another step forward. The new Health and Care Centre will not only significantly improve the lives of residents, it will replace the existing facility and give residents access to state-of-the-art health, in the one location and in a building that is fit for purpose.”

Allan MacLeod, Vice Chair of the West Dunbartonshire Health & Social Care Partnership Audit Committee, said: “I am pleased that everyone unanimously agreed to progress with the new Health and Care Centre which will see the health and wellbeing of Clydebank residents greatly improve.   Our aim is to offer and deliver the best care services and this new centre will deliver on both counts. “