Practical completion of new Stobhill mental health wards achieved

HUB West Scotland has announced that practical completion has been achieved for the new Stobhill acute mental health wards.

The new facilities have been delivered through the partnership of hub West Scotland, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership. The project architect was Keppie Design, with construction undertaken by BAM.

The £10.7 million initiative is set to enable greater flexibility across mental health services and deliver modern facilities for patients and staff.

Jane Grant, chief executive at NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde said, “The completion of these two new purpose built wards will play a big part in ensuring more patients receive a range of therapeutic interventions which are planned, co-ordinated and provided from a multidisciplinary and patient perspective, through comprehensive on-going assessment.”

Iain Marley, chief executive at hub West Scotland added, “We are thrilled to have completed the new facilities at Stobhill Hospital for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership. This is the eighth project that we have delivered through our partnership with NHS GGC and this programme of investment has contributed to a significant enhancement to the quality of health and social care services in our communities. The Covid-19 pandemic brought particular challenges to the delivery and our success in overcoming these is a great reflection of the quality of collaboration practised by our integrated client and hub West team and the dedication of our delivery partners.”

Bruce Dickson, BAM’s regional director commented, “I am absolutely delighted to be handing over such a high quality building in the face of the challenges that both the industry and our society have faced since March. I need to thank our client bodies, hub West and NHS GGC for their ongoing supportive and collaborative approach to working with us to create the right environment for the project to be completed in, our supply chain for re-engaging as soon as the project was declared essential and sourcing the labour and materials needed to keep us going through the depths of the shutdown and, above all, the BAM site team and all of our tradesmen who travelled to site through the worst of the pandemic to deliver this essential NHS project with the minimum of delays to the original date and to such a high standard of finish.”