Over the last decade, we have helped the NHS embed the voice of patients, staff and the wider community in briefs for new and altered facilities. Communities from Glasgow’s East End to the Outer Hebrides are now creating nurturing places of their own, and that other countries look towards for inspiration.
As we enter the next decade, the emphasis is on bringing all streams of public investment together to reimagine what diverse communities need to stay well. Learning, landscape, care, community, physical and digital connectivity – ensuring people’s needs are met within their local area.
Best designed health centre I’ve ever seen. A real pleasure to be here. Congratulations to the architects and all who assisted them in getting it right.
NOTE LEFT BY A PATIENT AT EASTWOOD HEALTH AND CARE CENTRE BY HOSKINS ARCHITECTS, 2019
This is one of the short stories featured in our Corporate Strategy for 2021-31.
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Image description: Interior of Eastwood Health and Care Centre, East Renfrewshire by Hoskins Architects.
A light and airy atrium of the Eastwood Health Centre, there is a staircase as well as a café area. The space is flooded with light and there is a glimpse into a courtyard garden. There is a green banner with the words Making a difference in practice and the hashtag Great Places Scotland.
Image credit: Gillian Hayes, Dapple Photography
Updated: March 2021