New health centre site

NHS Greater Glasgow has chosen Hinshaw Street at its junction with Garscube Road as the site of the new Woodside Health and Care Centre to replace the existing facility in Barr Street. The location was chosen because of the improved pedestrian access, the good road transport links and the much larger areas for parking and drop-off. It is also close to the Garscube and Maryhill Road bus routes and local shops. The site is a seven minute walk from the present location in Barr Street.

The new centre will provide GP, dental, physiotherapy and adult day services, alongside community services such as district nursing, health visiting, the older people’s team and home care. Work on the £12 million project will begin later this year and entails demolishing all the existing derelict buildings on the site. It is hoped construction will be complete in 2014.