Scottish Government approve health centre plans

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Plans for a new £7.8 million state-of-the-art health centre in Kilsyth have received the seal of approval from the Scottish Government.

The Outline Business Case for the development was approved by the Scottish Government’s Health Directorate’s (SGHD) Capital Investment Group (CIG).

NHS Lanarkshire hope to build a modern community health centre, which will provide a wide range of services including GP practice, mental health, podiatry, physiotherapy, speech and language, NHS dental practice and other local clinics.

The development will be located next to the swimming pool in Kilsyth town centre.

It will be around double the size of the existing health centre at Burngreen Park, which it will replace.

NHS Lanarkshire’s chief executive Ian Ross said: “Our aim is to deliver a first class health centre for the people of Kilsyth.”

For more on the plans for the new health centre and reaction to the Scottish Government backing, see this week’s Cumbernauld News or Kilsyth Chronicle dated on Wednesday, May 29