A topping out ceremony at the new Stirling Care Village reflected some of the latest building technology when the final solar panels were slotted into place on the roof of the new Primary and Urgent Care Centre.
The Centre will provide more modern, spacious accommodation for a number of existing health services include Minor Injuries services, X-ray facilities and Primary Care out-of-hours services. It will also house a number of local GP practices which are relocating to the centre.
Also being built in the grounds of Stirling Community Hospital is a new Care Hub with more than 100 beds to provide short-term care, assessment or rehabilitation to older people who require additional support following an illness or operation. A comfortable, homely environment will help older people recover, regain their independence and, in the majority of cases, return to their own homes.
The new Stirling Care Village is a £35m development which is a joint venture between Stirling Council, NHS Forth Valley and the Scottish Ambulance Service who plan to re-locate their existing ambulance station there from the Riverside area of the city. Forth Valley College is also keen to explore opportunities to offer local young people, who are considering a career in the health and care sector, a range of training and volunteering opportunities within the new Care Village.