The Eastwood Health and Care Centre has brought together several GP practices, a range of other Health and Community Care services and the third sector into one location, in order to make more services integrated, and more accessible to the community. As a result, services have been relocating from seven existing premises into one integrated Health and Care Centre.
It is based on providing suitable accommodation to support the further integration of health and care along with wider council and third sector services in line with national policy direction. This has provided a range of health and social care services for the population of Eastwood under one roof and is more accessible than the previous facilities.
The previous health services provided in Eastwood have been unable to support the required focus on providing care for older people as outlined in “Reshaping Care for Older People – A Programme For Change 2011-21”. To address the ageing population issue in the new Health and Care Centre, general medical services are at the core of service provision, providing through access to health care and an accessible pathway to CHCP and wider services. These services are wrapped around GP practice clusters to ensure patients are supported with management of long term conditions, maximise their independence and are enabled to live in their own homes and community.
Hub West Scotland, on behalf of the Participants and Scottish Government Health Directorate via SFT, were asked to manage and develop a Reference Design for Primary Healthcare using the Eastwood Health and Care Centre as the test project. The objective of the reference project was to develop and test two different creative responses to the integrated services agenda and to demonstrate that “Excellent design is achievable within good value Affordability Caps”.
The Primary Care Reference Design project can be found here.
Text adapted from NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
|About this development|
|Project||Eastwood Health and Care Centre|
|Location||Eastwood, East Renfrewshire|
|Client Body||NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde|
|Delivery Team||Gareth Hoskins Architects, hubWest Scotland|
|Procurement type||Design Build Finance Maintain (DBFM)|
|Development Types||Children’s and young people’s services, Integrated services, Primary care, Diagnostics and treatment, Elderly, Outpatient care|
|Design Statement||Design Statement|