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New Pennywell All Care Centre officially opened

Wednesday, 18 April 2018 @ 16:24

 

The new Pennywell All Care Centre was officially opened today (18th April 2018). Staff and guests welcomed Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport, Shona Robison, for the formal ribbon cutting ceremony.

Pennywell All Care Centre, previously known as the North West Edinburgh Partnership Centre provides a range of services designed to keep children’s health and welfare at the forefront of local services. The partnership centre also includes health and social care services and additional general practice provision.

Health Secretary Shona Robison said: “It’s been great to get a chance to come along and see first-hand these new facilities that will make a huge difference to the people of North West Edinburgh.

“The Pennywell All Care Centre is truly an excellent example of health and social care services working together to provide the right services, in the right place, with patient care at the heart.”

The Pennywell All Care Centre is one of three partnership centres that make up a £27.6 million programme delivered by NHS Lothian in partnership with the City of Edinburgh Council and West Lothian Council.

The works have seen three new health and council hubs built in Allemuir, North West Edinburgh (Muirhouse) and Blackburn in West Lothian over the past two years.

Councillor Ricky Henderson, Chair of the Edinburgh Integration Joint Board gave Ms Robison a tour around the new facility before inviting her to cut the ribbon to officially open the new centre. He said: “The Pennywell All Care Centre brings together health and social care services under one roof. It will provide valuable support for people in the local community.

“It’s great to officially open the new centre where the Council, NHS Lothian and care providers have worked together to make sure the right services are in place to support people in this fantastic facility. I believe it will be of real benefit to local residents by providing a one-stop shop for their health needs.

“This is another example of an effective partnership approach, good for people and good for improving health in Edinburgh.”

The new facilities were developed under the Hub initiative through Hub South East Scotland. They were delivered through a single design, build, finance and maintain contract, with GRAHAM Construction appointed as the contractor.

Jo Elliot, Hub South East Scotland’s Chair, said: “After Hub South East’s successful delivery of three partnership centres last year, I’m delighted to be involved in the official opening of this fantastic new facility.

“Feedback from staff and service users has been positive and it’s great to see first-hand how much of a difference the new Pennywell All Care Centre is making locally.”

Gary Holmes, Scotland Managing Director for GRAHAM Construction said: “The new centre is a real asset to the surrounding area, giving children access to some of the country’s most modern health and social care facilities.

“Throughout the construction stages of these three new partnership centres, GRAHAM Construction has supported almost 1500 individuals through work experience, school visits, new jobs and apprenticeships – showcasing how this type of development can bring community benefits from the moment work commences.

“GRAHAM Construction holds extensive experience in healthcare infrastructure and we’re pleased to see that the Pennywell All Care Centre has officially opened its doors.

 

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