What was the issue you were addressing or working on?
Re-provision of dated health and social care premises with an integrated health and social care centre. Prior to the development of the integrated health and care centre, CHCP social work teams were located in three additional buildings which were dated and assessed as not fit for purpose. The previous Health Centre dated from early 1980s, did not house all practices within the locality and had restricted space which constrained the development of local services.
What you did?
A site was identified for a new-build multi-purpose facility for Health and Social Care services. A business case for this was prepared and approved with the full business case being approved in 2008/09. The integrated health and care centre was jointly resourced from NHSGGC, East Renfrewshire Council and Scottish Government and opened in mid 2011.
Stakeholders were involved in the development of the integrated centre with community involvement in the design team, the development of the building and surrounding environment.
GP Practices are located within the facility alongside dental practices and a range of services including home care, mental health, allied health professionals, Rehabilitation and Enablement Services within a modern purpose-built facility. Specialist children’s services (Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Speech and Language Therapy) are also located in the building.
What were the outcomes - benefits or otherwise?
- Modern, fit for purpose facility supporting multi-disciplinary working and the development of services locally.
- Co-location of professionals across health and social care.
- Encouraging positive relationships across professions.
- Positive relationships with Third Sector, community and carers organisations.
- Shared ownership of integrated health and care facility
- Improved sustainability and efficiency.
Following on from the success of the Barrhead Health and Care Centre, a business case has been approved and work commenced on an integrated health and care centre for the Eastwood part of East Renfrewshire expected to be operational in 2015