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NEW Wards Approved For Stobhill Hospital

PLANNING permission has been given for two 20-bed care units at Stobhill Hospital.

Glasgow City Council officials approved the development of the wards for acute adult and elderly complex care. The facilities are being built as part of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s mental health services strategy.

The acute adult unit will replace facilities at Parkhead Hospital. The elderly ward will replace an element of the bed capacity at Birdston Nursing Home.

Computer-generated image of how the development is expected to look

A planning statement submitted by Keppie Design on behalf of the health authorities explained: “All of the ideas that have gone into the development of these proposals are resolutely people-focused; seeking to provide a considered and balanced environment which is welcoming, caring and non-clinical.”

Computer-generated image of how the development is expected to look

It continues: “Day spaces are grouped directly adjacent to external green space, with the larger volumes of the main sitting and dining areas facing east to maximise ingress of beneficial morning light.

“Bedrooms wrap round large courtyards to maximise staff observation, whilst providing therapeutic aspects both on entering and exiting the bedroom. All bedrooms receive natural daylight as well as connections to the site and wider campus.”

The buildings replace structures that housed three day units which were deemed unfit for purpose by the NHS.