Get Updated on Plans for New Stirling Care Village

Local people across Stirling are invited to a community event to find out more about proposals to create a new Care Village in the grounds of Stirling Community Hospital.

The Care Village will see NHS Forth Valley and Stirling Council work together to support older people who require additional short-term care, an assessment or rehabilitation following an illness, an operation or stay in hospital. Services would be delivered in a new modern, purpose-built facility alongside minor injuries services, X-ray facilities and a number of local GP practices which are keen to be part of the new development.

NHS Forth Valley’s Patient Public Forum Co-ordinator Jessie Anne Malcolm, who organised the event, said: “Health and social care integration will change the shape of care services which are currently provided. The aim is to make it quicker and easier for people to access the support they require. By working closer together health boards and local councils can also support people to stay in their own homes for as long possible, surrounded by friends and family.”

People attending the meeting on will also hear about work underway to further develop and improve services delivered within the Emergency Department, Acute Admission Unit and Clinical Assessment Unit at Forth Valley Royal Hospital.

The meeting has been arranged for Wednesday November 19th 2014 in the Lecture Theatre at Stirling Community Hospital, Livilands Gate, Stirling FK8 2AU and starts at 7.00pm