SNP Councillor Graham Houston has hailed the final business case for a new Care Hub for Stirling.
The care village was a flagship policy for the SNP minority Administration (2007-2012) when Councillor Houston was Leader of the Council.
Situated by the Stirling Community Hospital, the Care Hub will include: GP practices; urgent care services; GP out-of-hours; x-ray; ultrasound; Scottish Ambulance Service base; and workshop and the partnership with Forth Valley College for ongoing education and training.
The business case was given the go-ahead at a meeting of the full council on Thursday (8thDecember).
Commenting, Health and Social Care Committee Member Councillor Graham Houston said:
“The process for this project was triggered by the SNP Administration I led prior to 2012 and I am delighted that the finalised business case has been given the nod from local representatives.
“This Care Hub will bring specialist care services together, making them more accessible to people in need of them. With ageing population bringing about new challenges for our local health services, it is vital that we invest now on service fit for the future.
“I look forward to working with local representatives and organisations as well as NHS Forth Valley in delivering facilities that will provide quality care to the most vulnerable people in our communities.”