Firrhill Public Information Events

Firrhill Partnership Centre Moves a Step Closer

Public Information Events Set To Take Place

 

NHS Lothian is inviting local residents to attend public information events this month, to learn the latest on the planned, new Firrhill Partnership Centre.

 

The events which take place on Wednesday 27 and Saturday 30 November at Meggetland Sports Centre and Oxgangs Library respectively will allow members of the local community to view the proposed designs, find out how the development is progressing, ask questions and provide comments.

 

Situated at Colinton Mains Drive, the new £7 million Firrhill Partnership Centre will include the relocation of Craiglockhart Medical Group and its branch  surgery at Oxgangs, providing one single surgery and the relocation of Firrhill  Medical Practice. The plans include the provision of new clinical facilities for podiatry, physiotherapy, community nursing and child health.

 

Brian Houston, Chair, NHS Lothian, said: “We are keen to engage with the local community and keep people informed as the development progresses, as well as providing the opportunity for people to meet staff and ask questions informally. 

 

“We are very pleased that this significant project has taken another step forward and I am confident that the new Centre will provide local residents with excellent, high quality, purpose built facilities fit for the twenty-first century.”   

 

Councillor Ricky Henderson, Health, Social Care and Housing Convener, said: “These public information events will be a great way for local residents to find out about the new Centre and the services it will provide. The Firrhill Partnership Centre is an excellent example of service providers coming together under one roof in a purpose-built facility.”

 

NHS Lothian is working in partnership with Hub South East Scotland Limited to develop and deliver the facility.

 

Paul McGirk, Chief Executive of Hub South East Scotland, said: “We are delighted to be involved in this project which will bring integrated health and social care services to the local community. We look forward to strengthening our successful relationship with NHS Lothian and the City of Edinburgh Council.”

 

Earlier this year the contractor GRAHAM Construction was selected to develop the site and Gareth Hoskins Architects were appointed as the architectural team.

 

Neil McFarlane, regional director of GRAHAM Construction said: “We are very much looking forward to beginning work on this excellent facility for the community in Colinton.

 

“We have been involved in the creation of a number of healthcare facilities around central Scotland and will bring this experience to ensure this new centre is completed to the highest possible standards.”

25/11/2013