THE Clydebank Health and Care Centre has officially been opened following a £21.7million investment.
The centre was opened by Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care Humza Yousaf yesterday.
The new facility makes a change in the way care is being delivered in the local community, with the 47,000 residents of Clydebank able to access a full range of services under one roof.
The Health Secretary was given a full tour of the state-of-the-art facilities, which include six GP surgeries, Physiotherapy and Community Clinics, Care at Home, mental health services, sexual health services, and more.
The centre first opened its doors to patients in February after seven years of planning.
Humza Yousaf said: "I’m delighted to officially open the brand new Clydebank Health Centre which will transform the services on offer to the local community.
"As well as providing an improved environment and facilities, it is reshaping services from the perspective of patients.
"As well as six GP surgeries, the Centre houses physiotherapy, community clinics, care at home, mental health and sexual health services and more, so patients and service users can receive care that is more integrated, accessible and efficient.
"The local community were engaged in the design and development of the centre, which will help ensure that it also contributes to the wider goals of community regeneration and addressing health inequalities."
Jane Grant, chief executive at NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, said: "Having the Cabinet Secretary here to open the new Clydebank Health and Care Centre officially marks an evolution in how we deliver health and social care to the area.
"This project was always seen as far more than a simple replacement.
"It was an opportunity, seven years in the making, to facilitate fundamental change and one where we consulted closely with stakeholders from across the piece.
"I think we’ve achieved exactly what the community needed in this new state-of-the-art facility and we look forward to serving the area for years to come while using Clydebank Health and Care centre as a base to continue driving forward health and care improvements in the area."