Work is due to start within days on two new £11 million acute mental health wards at Stobhill Hospital.
Funding has now been released following financial close on the project after the full business case was approved by the Scottish Government’s Capital Investment Group.
This follows the full business case being agreed by our Board in October.
One of the wards will be dedicated to adult acute in-patient care with the other being geared towards older adults with functional Mental Health issues.
Services at Stobhill are designed around the needs of patients in order to enhance the quality of care and speed up diagnosis and treatment. As a result, the hospital has improved the patient experience and enabled staff to work more effectively.
The new wards will build on this and enable greater flexibility across mental Health services and deliver modern facilities for patients and staff.
David Williams, chief officer, Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP), said: "I am delighted work is ready to begin on these new wards. This development will see our patients staying in modern wards that are at the very forefront of 21st Century Mental Health in-patient accommodation.
“These state-of-the-art facilities represent a significant investment that will help improve the quality of health and social care services in Glasgow.
“The HSCP’s commitment to providing high standards of effective care in appropriate settings is clearly demonstrated by this news and our readiness to get work started straight away.”
Our chairman John Brown said: “The new purpose built wards will be designed to be much more than a simple replacement of the existing facility.
“Our vision is that these wards will give us the setting to bring together the expertise of a range of professions in order to ensure we deliver care that meets the needs of our patients.”
Iain Marley, Chief Executive, hub West Scotland, said, “We are very pleased to have reached this milestone and are grateful for the outstanding work done by the client and hub West partnership team members that made it possible.
“We recognise the importance of this development and are passionately committed to delivering and maintaining high quality facilities that enhance the quality of health and social care services.”
Work is anticipated to be completed in June 2020.