Million pound makeover for Stirling Community Hospital

Almost £1m has been spent creating a new hub for children and young people’s services at Stirling Community Hospital. The project, which took nearly a year to complete, has involved a total refurbishment of outpatient area 3 and improved facilities for a number of services including physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy and paediatric consulting. Also housed in the new hub are Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) which recently moved from their former premises in Randolph Road.

Deborah Hall, Specialist Physiotherapist, NHS Forth Valley said: “Having all services in one place for children and young people is great. It means we can all work together and see more patients. We also now have a joint group therapy room for physiotherapy and occupational therapy where we can carry out group and individual activities, assessments and treatments all at the one time, which is something we couldn’t do before”.

Care has been taken to create a light, bright and airy environment for both children and staff. There are a variety of group and individual therapy rooms, a specific space for orthotics which ensures that all their equipment is stored in one place, and dedicated gyms for physiotherapy and occupational therapy.

Pictured is Niamh Meiklejohn, age 7, from Doune trying out one of the new rooms with Specialist Physiotherapist Deborah Hall.