Name your new healthcare facility in Firrhill

NHS Lothian is developing a £7 million community health facility in Firrhill and is asking the public to help name it.
 
The development, which has so far been referred to as the Firrhill Partnership Centre, will provide General Practice and community health services to the surrounding area.
 
The new Centre will provide accommodation for the Craiglockhart Medical Group, replacing its existing surgeries at Colinton Road and Oxgangs Path, as well as relocating the Firrhill Medical Practice from its current surgery on Colinton Mains Road.
 
The plans include new clinical facilities for podiatry, physiotherapy, community nursing and child health.
 
Peter Gabbitas, Joint Director, Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership said: “We want to ensure that the local communities who will use this new facility have a chance to shape its identity.
 
“We’re sure that there will be a number of great suggestions of what the name of the centre could be. The new name for the facility could, for example, be a local historical or cultural reference, someone or something significant with a geographical link to the area.”
 
A shortlist of suggested names will go to public vote and a new name will be chosen by spring 2015, around the time when construction of the building is anticipated to start.
 
You can be part of this important decision to name your new local healthcare facility and shape its future identity. The winning entry will receive a prize and have the opportunity to announce the name to the public.
 
To submit a new name please go online to www.nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk/newname or pick up a form in Firrhill GP Surgery, Craiglockhart GP Surgery, Oxgangs GP Surgery or Oxgangs Library.
 
The Firrhill Partnership Centre is being developed as part of a wider £27 million programme of works. These works are being carried out in partnership with NHS Lothian, the City of Edinburgh Council and West Lothian Council and will also see two partnership centres built in North West Edinburgh (Muirhouse) for £12 million and Blackburn in West Lothian for £7.6 million.
28/11/2014