Local Parliamentarians Attend New Hospital ‘Sod Cutting’

Inverclyde’s two parliamentarians were yesterday joined by Minister for Public Health Aileen Campbell at the official ‘sod cutting’ to mark the start of construction of the new Adult and Older Peoples Continuing Care Hospital. Greenock and Inverclyde MSP Stuart McMillan and Inverclyde MP Ronnie Cowan joined Ms Campbell to mark this important day.

The new £7.3m facility which is due to be completed by summer 2017 is being delivered in partnership between NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Inverclyde Health and Social Care Partnership and HUB West Scotland. This modern mental health facility will fundamentally change the way in which older peoples care is delivered in Inverclyde.

Commented, Stuart said, “The Greenock weather never fails to turn up for special events, but that did not deter everyone in attendance from celebrating this significant event. It was great that Aileen could make it along to carry out the official ‘sod cutting’ which marks the start of construction of the new hospital.

‘£7.3m is a very significant investment from all partner organisations involved in this project and they must be commended for their shared commitment to improve care for older people in Inverclyde.

‘I look forward to returning in the summer of 2017 to visit the facility and learning of the positive impact it is having on the lives of local people.”

Mr Cowan added;

“I was delighted to meet and welcome the Minister for Public Health to Inverclyde for the sod cutting of the new continuing care hospital.

‘The new facility will reflect the modern approach to supporting both adults and older people in Inverclyde.

‘I very much look forward to seeing the hospital taking shape and visiting the facility once it opens.”

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