£450,000 upgrade of Rutherglen health centre is completed
The half a million pound projec t to upgrade Rutherglen Health Centre is now complete.
The £ 450,000 project was undertaken to create additional accommodation in the central mall space within the primary care centre, located on Stonelaw Road.
This has allowed for existing office space to be converted into new clinical consulting rooms.
The work was undertaken in stages between January and April 2015 with the new services now in place.
A spokesperson for NHS Lanarkshire says this will “improve the variety and frequency of local health services”.
The spokesperson added the additional clinical space has resulted in:
children and adolescents mental health service (CAMHS) providing around 40 local clinical sessions.
28 local clinical sessions for speech and language therapy
10 additional local sessions for psychological therapies.
The extra space has also allowed the centre to accommodate the new Int e g rated Commu n i t y Support Team ( ICST) which was introduced at the start of the year for people in Cambuslang/ Rutherglen, providing a 24/ 7 support service.
C r a i g Cu n n i n g ham, head of health for the South Lanarkshire Health and Social Care Partnership, said: “This upgrade work has enabled us to provide additional services locally beyond those which were previously available.
“Similarly, people in Rutherglen currently access mental health services for children in Glasgow as part of a wider catchment team. However, the change to the child and adolescent mental health service will mean around 40 clinical sessions will be available in the local community.
“There’s also more local sessions for patients who require psychology and speech and language therapy.”
He added: “We’re confident the local community will benefit from these developments and see a greater range of services being provided in the immediate locality with improved timescales.”
Upgrade complete Rutherglen Health Centre staff including Ann Marie Stevenson, service manager; Sam Clark, specialist health care support worker; Maria Walsh, community midwife; Fiona Smith, community midwife; Fiona Chalmers, midwife team leader; Robert Anderson, ICST team leader; Moira Nicol, operational services manager; Karen Anderson, district nurse.