Proposals for a new £8.1 million health centre in Aberdeen have been unveiled.
Aberdeen City Health and Social Care Partnership (ACHSCP) has put forward plans for an ambitious new health and care hub in Aberdeen, which would replace three existing facilities.
The proposed centre will be built in the Greenferns area in Northfield – near Orchard Brae and Heathryburn Schools.
It will incorporate general medical services currently being delivered from Denburn Medical Centre, Northfield Surgery and Mastrick Clinic – although no decision has been made on the future of those buildings.
ACHSCP lead planning manager Kay Dunn said: “This new development shows our commitment to providing the best possible health and care services for the people of Aberdeen.”
Kay added: “We are reshaping and re-imagining primary and community care across the city and this project is an exciting opportunity to deliver a purpose-built facility fit for the future.”
It will also incorporate ACHSCP services including community nursing, community midwifery and health visitors – along with other professional health services like podiatry, physiotherapy and dietetics.
Work is set to start on the building in the new year with completion set for spring 2021.
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As part of the announcement, the ACHSCP is holding a series of public drop-ins starting this week.
Upcoming events to get the public’s view on the proposals will feature artist’s impressions of the proposed building, and will kick-off tomorrow from 1pm to 4pm at Denburn Health Centre.
On Wednesday, the drop-in will run from 1pm to 4 pm at Mastrick Clinic, while Thursday’s session will take place from 9am until noon at Northfield Surgery and also from 2pm until 5pm at Northfield Community Centre.
Next Monday, a drop-in will run from 9am until noon at Mastrick Community Centre.
On Wednesday December 5, 5.30pm until 7pm, there will be another session at Rosemount Community Centre.
Staff will be present to answer questions and explain the progress being made to redesign local health and care services.
Kay said: “I would urge people to pop along to any of our drop-in sessions to find out more and to see for themselves what the future provision of health and care will look like in Aberdeen.”
They will also have information about transport links, plans for involving the public in naming the new facility and key milestones as the project progresses.
The Scottish Government has already approved an initial agreement to invest the multi-million-pound sum in the new centre to deliver health and care services for the patients of the Denburn Medical group.