Our brand new £3.65 million state-of-the-art community health clinic in Chryston

Jan 23, 2024

This week we welcomed the first patients through the doors of our brand new £3.65 million state-of-the-art community health clinic in Chryston.

The new larger community health clinic, part of the Chryston Community Hub, has been designed to replace the older, smaller Muirhead Clinic.

Featuring 17 clinical rooms over 682 square metres, it provides a variety of community services ranging from midwifery and Health visitors to breastfeeding support and treatment rooms.

Debbie Horn, from Moodiesburn, was the first patient seen at the clinic. She was impressed by the new building saying: “It’s lovely. It’s airy and nice and bright; it doesn’t feel like a clinic at all.

“It looks a lot more modern than Muirhead Clinic and all the light gives it a great first impression. It’s also really nice to have all the services in one place and it has far more parking spaces.

Serving more than 27,000 local people, the new clinic replaces Muirhead Clinic which provided a limited number of community health services due to its size and lack of dedicated car parking. It continued to operate during the build process to ensure minimal disruption for patients and service users.

Professor Jann Gardner, chief executive, NHS Lanarkshire, said: “This entire Chryston Community Hub development is an outstanding local facility.

“People in and around Chryston now have access to a wonderful modern health clinic that delivers key services in the heart of their community.

“The purpose of this new facility has always been to enable fundamental positive change, not simply the replacement of the previous Muirhead Clinic building and services.

“This state-of-the-art clinic will provide an opportunity to further tackle health inequalities by improving the delivery of services – shaping them around the needs of patients.”

Professor Ross McGuffie, chief officer, University Health & Social Care North Lanarkshire, said: “This brand new state-of-the-art health clinic is a significant part of our commitment to provide all community services in people’s local areas through integrated health and social care teams.

“It has been purpose built with engagement from the local community. My thanks go to the people of Chryston and surrounding areas who have worked with us to design and deliver it so that it meets their needs.

“It will build stronger co-operation between patients, their carers and families, NHS staff and all partner agencies.”

Following similar successful joint projects with North Lanarkshire Council, the new facility is part of a wider development including the new Chryston Primary School.

Councillor Jim Logue, Leader of North Lanarkshire Council, said: “We have a clear vision to create town and community hubs for everyone to benefit from rather than just the school community.

“The new Chryston Community Hub is a wonderful example of this vision; and it was great to see Chryston pupils settling in so well within their new school last month. The hub is the first of its kind and will offer significant benefits to the wider community for local groups and organisations to use.”

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