An innovative new Care Village is being built in the grounds of Stirling Community Hospital. The £35m development has been approved by the Scottish Government and will transform the way services are delivered by bringing a wide range of health, social care, training and GP services together in one location.
The new Care Village is a joint venture by Stirling Council, NHS Forth Valley and the Scottish Ambulance Service and is being developed through hub East Central Scotland (a joint partnership between public and private sector organisations aimed at developing and delivering better local services across East Central Scotland).
The plans will see a new Care Hub created for older people who require additional short-term care, an assessment or rehabilitation following an illness, an operation or an acute hospital admission. The Care Hub will also provide specialist support for patients with dementia and those who require palliative and end of life care. Services will be delivered in a modern, purpose-built facility with more than 100 short-stay care beds.
A new Primary and Urgent Care Centre will also be developed to house a number of existing health services on the community hospital site. These include Minor Injuries Services, X-ray facilities and GP out-of-hours services along with primary care services provided by the Viewfield, Park Avenue, Park Terrace and Wallace Medical Practices. In addition, the Scottish Ambulance Service plan to relocate their existing ambulance station in the Riverside area of Stirling to a new facility on the Stirling Community Hospital site.
Partners are also keen to develop a range of onsite recreational facilities, such as a café and a hair salon, where older people could socialise and meet up with friends and family. Forth Valley College is also looking to explore opportunities for people who want a career in health and care services to be trained within the new Care Village.
The majority of the new facilities are expected to be operational by Autumn 2018. Final building works, roads and car parking are expected to be completed by Autumn 2019.
- Stirling Care Village Outline Business Case
- Stirling Community Hospital Outline Master Plan
- Stirling Care Village Initial Agreement
- Stirling Care Village Presentation
- Stirling Care Village FAQs
- Stirling Care Village Information Poster
For more information about the Care Village, please contact the following:
Senior Project Manager, Robertson Construction Group
Programme Director, NHS Forth Valley
Phone: 01786 454593