Work begins at new Greenock health centre

Health secretary Jeane Freeman opens construction of £20m project

Tuesday 11th June 2019

Jeane Freeman, the Health Secretary, has formally opened construction on a new £20m health and care centre in Greenock.

Greater Glasgow & Clyde health board says the project will transform the environment care is delivered and will help redesign services from a patient’s perspective.

Due to open in September 2020, the initiative brings together Glasgow health board, Inverclyde health & care partnership and the local council, as well as development company Hub West Scotland.

Councillor Jim Clocherty, chair of the partnership’s governing Integration Joint Board, said: “This is an important step in the further integration of services.

“The centre will provide a hub for the community with services coming together in one building and it is an important part of the regeneration of Broomhill and the centre of Greenock.”

The centre will bring together four general practices, as well as pharmacy and primary care from the existing health centre.

Specialist children’s services, speech and language therapy and care at home services will also operate from new location.

Iain Marley, Chief Executive, hub West Scotland, added: “It’s marvellous that the project has reached this stage and stakeholders can see the new facility taking shape. 

“Once completed next Autumn, the new centre will enhance the quality of services being provided to local communities for generations to come but it’s important to recognise that the benefits to the community have already begun - this is in the form of opportunities for local businesses, new jobs and apprenticeships, support for local initiatives and collaborations with education partners including local schools and West College.  

“Hub West places great emphasis on ensuring that communities derive maximum benefit from infrastructure investment and we are grateful to BAM and other supply chain members for responding so positively to this challenge.”