£23m complex has been plagued with problems
The Houldsworth Health Centre has been plagued with problems since its opening 12 months ago.
In September last year, residents blasted the new £23m health centre and branded it“a waste of money” and a“shambles”.
Concerns were raised over tiny elevators breaking down, lack of available parking, inadequate access for disabled people and dangers for children climbing up balconies.
The complaints prompted NHS chiefs to announce they were to alter the heights of the balconies, which was completed in March.
Two weeks later, disabled Kirsty Gilchirst spoke of her terror after being trapped in a lift in the centre with her two-year-old daughter for over an hour. This prompted NHS Lanarkshire to bring in a contractor to help fix the elevators at the under-fire facility.
In December, calls were made for traffic wardens to be brought back to Wishaw over illegal parking outside the Houldsworth Centre.
NHS Lanarkshire moved quickly afterwards to quash claims staff had been given the green light to park on pavements outside the new centre after claims from the public.
A new car park was set to open in March to help alleviate the parking woes at Houldsworth.
However, on March 16, the Wishaw Press revealed the opening had been delayed until May – nine months after the Houldsworth Centre opened its doors to the public.
Roadworks which began in April outside the health facility caused delays as they looked to create bus bays and paths for the new car park.
In June the car park was fully operational and open to the public. However, as reported two weeks ago drug addicts have been “shooting-up”at the centre.
Parking concerns Cars were being left on the pavements