Press Release, 5th November 2013
RACE IS ON TO SECURE NEW HEALTH CENTRE
The race is on to replace Greenock’s crumbling health centre according to local MSP Duncan McNeil. The MSP believes there is a real chance of securing funding for a new facility following his meeting with the area’s two top health officials.
He recently held talks with the Chief Executive of NHS, Greater, Glasgow and Clyde, Robert Calderwood, and the chair of the health board, Andrew Robertson. The Cabinet Secretary for Health facilitated the meeting after the MSP quizzed him on the matter in parliament.
The MSP also met with Brian Moore – the head of Inverclyde’s Health and Care Partnership – on Friday for an update on the business case needed to give the area the best chance of securing a new health centre.
Duncan McNeil who first raised the issue of the state of Greenock’s health centre over a year ago said:
“It has been confirmed to me that we are considered as a high priority case for funding, but it’s essential a business case is developed which will give us the best chance of securing a new health centre. While it has been made clear that we are competing against other areas, it was also emphasised that Inverclyde has a real chance if we put forward a solid business plan. The race is now on to secure investment for a new health centre. ”