Our healthcare strategy will transform the way we deliver healthcare across Forth Valley. Acute services are now on one site at Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Larbert, which is supported by four community hospitals in Falkirk, Stirling, Bo’ness and Clackmannanshire and a range of enhanced community based centres and clinics.
More information on work currently going on in Forth Valley can be found in our news section.
Forth Valley Royal Hospital became fully operational in July 2011.The £300m facility is one of the largest NHS construction projects ever built in Scotland with 860 beds/day care spaces, 16 operating theatres and 25 wards. It is one of the most modern and well equipped hospitals in Europe and operates Scotland’s first fully robotic pharmacy system.
The hospital provides a wide range of inpatient, outpatient and day services including: Critical Care (High Dependency and Intensive Care Services), Emergency Care, Cardiology, Medical and surgical services, Women & Children’s Services (including Neonatal Ward, Labour Suite and Children’s Ward), Renal Unit, Oncology (Cancer) Unit, Ambulatory Care ( Endoscopy, Day Medicine Services and Day Surgery),Theatres, Day Hospital, Learning Disabilities, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Gynaecology Services, Radiology and Imaging Services.
For more information visit: Forth Valley Royal Hospital
Falkirk Community Hospital provides a wide range of outpatient services including dental, speech and language therapy, dietetics, sexual health (including family planning), mental health, podiatry and psychology services.
It also provides inpatient services for people requiring rehabilitation, palliative and complex care and has provided in-patient and community services (previously based at the former Bonnybridge Hospital site) since 2012.
NHS Forth Valley is also continually working with Falkirk Council to explore ways that vacant parts of the site can be redeveloped for a number of potential uses including joint council and NHS service developments and housing.
For more information visit Falkirk Community Hospital
Stirling Community Hospital was developed on the former Stirling Royal Infirmary Site following the transfer of acute services to Forth Valley Royal Hospital in July 2011.
Inpatient services for frail, older people formerly provided at Bannockburn Hospital were transferred to the community hospital in 2011 and the site is a base for hundreds of NHS staff, handling more than 200,000 patient appointments each year via various inpatient and outpatient services. Mental Health Services from Kildean Hospital are now located at the Livilands Resource Centre, based in the former Ward 30 of the hospital, which consists of a Community Mental Health Team, Outpatient Psychiatry, an Area Wide Eating Disorder Service and Mental Health Social Work Team.
Plans are also currently being developed as part of a joint partnership between NHS Forth Valley, Stirling Council and Forth Valley College to create a care village on the Stirling Community Hospital site which would transform the way services are delivered to older people by bringing a wide range of health, social care, training and GP services together.
For more information visit Stirling Community Hospital
This £20m facility, which was officially opening in November 2009, is home to 3 GP practices and provides a wide range of services including community nursing, speech and language therapy, podiatry, dental, physiotherapy and dermatology. It also has 45 inpatient beds for rehabilitation, palliative and continuing care and a day therapy unit which provides services for people with both mental health and physical needs. It is one of four community hospitals being developed across Forth Valley.
For more information visit Clackmannanshire Community Healthcare Centre
this purpose-built “teach and treat” dental centre in the Langlees area of Falkirk opened in August 2009. It has seven dental surgeries and is involved in training final year students at Glasgow Dental School.
The new Stenhousemuir Health Centre was completed in March 2010. The facility, which has replaced the former building on Park Drive, houses four GP practices – Ochilview, Park View, Stenhouse and Viewpoint – and is much larger than the former premises.
Not only does the new building provide a better environment for patients but also provides improved access to a wider range of services. These include podiatry, physiotherapy, speech and language therapy, together with consulting space for outpatient psychiatry and dietetics.
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the health centre has undergone a £1.8m refurbishment to improve the quality of accommodation for patients and staff.