Planning Approval for new Health and Care Centre

Friday 8 June 2018

Inverclyde Council’s Convener of Health & Social Care says a new health and care centre for Greenock will provide modern state of the art facilities

Greenock Health and Care Centre 3D Drawing June 2018

for the community.

Planning permission has been granted for the £21million four-storey facility on the former Wellington Academy site.

Health & Social Care Convener Councillor Robert Moran said: “This is a major step forward towards replacing the current, ageing health centre which is no longer fit for purpose. The new facility will provide modern premises and a wider range of services than are currently provided and will serve the community superbly.”

The centre is planned to open in 2020 replacing the current, ageing Greenock Health Centre in Duncan Street.

It is expected to accommodate a wide range of services including four GP practices; community dental, podiatry and physiotherapy services; a sexual health clinic; treatment rooms; district and school nursing; health visiting; business support; home care and social work teams; child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS); speech and language therapy; out-patient and outreach acute clinics.

Councillor Moran added: “There had been concerns raised about public transport to and from the new centre and possible difficulties for people with mobility issues. The board has made it a condition that members should see and approve a travel plan.”

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