NHS Fife staff that will man the new multi-million pound Glenwood Health Centre have been given the keys to the centre in an official ceremony.
Doug Keillor, from BAM Construction Ltd, responsible for the construction of the £4.2 million facility, said it was a pleasure to be handing over the keys to those who will now make the centre work.
The new multi-purpose centre will replace the existing health centre built in the 1960s, and as part of an ambitious £500 million programme to build community-based health facilities across the Fife, Forth Valley and Tayside areas.
Mr Keillor said: “Having an end-user that knew exactly what they wanted to allow them to provide a 21st century model of primary care from the outset has unquestionably helped us to hand over on time and under budget.”
The purpose built modern facility will house two GP surgeries as well as a range of community services including health visiting, dietetics, podiatry, physiotherapy and district nursing.
Staff from the existing Glenwood and Lomond GP surgeries are now preparing for a busy weekend ahead of the new ‘health hub’ in Napier Road opening its doors to the public on March 3.
Accepting the key handover John Wilson, NHS Fife chief executive said: “The old Glenwood Health Centre has served its community well but has been in urgent need of replacement. I am delighted, to accept the keys for this fantastic modern healthcare facility on behalf of NHS Fife.
“The enhanced working environment with bigger, lighter and brighter spaces will provide a better patient experience with more room to deliver GP and NHS community services for the local community it serves.”
New contact numbers for Glenwood and Lomond practices are 01592-765001 and 01592-765039 respectively.