Fresh name for new partnership centre is announced by local school competition winner

A £12.1 million health centre in Edinburgh is set to bring increased health and social care services under a new name.

North West Edinburgh Partnership Centre will now be known as Pennywell All Care Centre following an open renaming competition with local High School, Craigroyston Community.

Dylan Stone, a S2 pupil from Craigroyston Community High School, suggested the new name for the joint development between NHS Lothian and the City of Edinburgh Council. The name was chosen by the Project Board from a shortlist of over ten names.

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Competition winner, Dylan Stone, displaying the new name of the Pennywell All Care Centre alongside Councillor Melanie Main, school friends from Craigroyston Community High School and representative from services moving into the new centre.

Earlier this week, Dylan joined his family, school teachers and representatives from each of the services moving into the new centre, and announced the new name of the centre.

Overwhelmed by the being the spotlight, Dylan said; “I’m thrilled to see my name choice on the sign up in front of the new centre. My school is just round the corner and can see it from the school gates.

He said: “Having all the services under one roof is a great idea and that’s why I wanted to include the word ‘all’ in the name.”

Councillor Ricky Henderson, Chair of the Edinburgh Integration Joint Board, said: “Involving local pupils in the renaming of the centre has been a great way to highlight the importance of community services.

“It’s a great name for the new centre as it has a positive all inclusive ring to it and will serve the new Centre well for many years to come.

“Pennywell All Care Centre will bring together health and social care services in one place providing valuable support for patients and service users in the local community.

“This is another example of an effective partnership approach, good for people and good for improving health in Edinburgh."

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27/10/2017