MORE details have been revealed about the major health and care complex to be developed in Parkhead.
Around 900 staff will operate from the facility which is to be built at the Parkhead Hospital/Parkhead Health Centre site in Salamanca Street.
Numerous services will be based there and it will replace a number of buildings. Construction is timetabled to take place from June 2021 with the centre opening in 2023.
A Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership report giving an update on the project states: “The hub will be a focal point for a wide range of health and care services for both the east end and the wider north east of Glasgow.
“The primary objective of the hub will be to improve services for local people by providing a fit-for-purpose and welcoming environment for services users/patients and our workforce.
“However, it will facilitate also the rationalisation of existing health board and council accommodation in the north east, enable investment to be focused on a smaller number of properties and support the longer term sustainability of our building infrastructure.”
An outline business case is being worked on for the development and is due for submission in October.
The report continues: “The hub will provide health and social care services for people from across the north east of Glasgow and, in addition, will include the services currently operating from Parkhead Health Centre.”
Buildings that will be replaced by the development are:
— Parkhead Hospital Mental Health Inpatients and Addiction services
— Parkhead Health Centre
— Community Mental Health Resource Centre (Anvil Centre)
— Sandyford Sexual Health Services
— Templeton – HQ and Children’s Services
— Newlands — Social Work and Addictions
— Parkview Resource Centre –- Older people
— Brook Street – Social Work training
— Eastbank — Health Improvement offices
The report states that, based on discussions with stakeholders, including staff, services users, carers and partner agencies, the proposal will provide accommodation and clinical facilities for around 900 members of staff and include the following range of services:
• GPs, pharmacy
• Specialist Children’s Services (CAMHS and Community Paediatrics)
• Rehabilitation and enablement services
• District nursing
• Health visiting and school nursing
• Social Work children and family teams
• Older people’s mental health services
• Learning disability services
• Sandyford East sexual health services
• Primary care mental health services and psychotherapy services
• Health and social work alcohol and drugs Services
• Criminal justice social work services
• Health improvement services
• Acute hospital services (especially outpatient clinics), such as chronic pain clinics, older people services, speech and language therapy, physiotherapy.
• An integrated health and social care learning and development hub
• Community and third sector use of meeting rooms, such as a recovery cafe and space for mental health peer support groups.