Aberdeen Community Health and Care Village

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Aberdeen Community Health and Care Village
NHS Grampian
Geography
Location Aberdeen, Grampian, Scotland, United Kingdom
Organisation
Care system Public NHS
Hospital type Community hospital
Affiliated university University of Aberdeen
Robert Gordon University
Services
Emergency department No Accident & Emergency
Beds N/A
History
Founded 2013
Links
Website Aberdeen Community Health and Care Village- NHS Grampian
Lists Hospitals in Scotland
Other links List of hospitals in Scotland

Aberdeen Community Health and Care Village also known as The Health Village is an urban community hospital located in the centre of Aberdeen, Scotland.[1]

The facility is used to provide a wide range of diagnostic and treatment services in a way that can support people to retain a degree of independence.[2] This approach allows people to remain in their own communities rather than using inpatient beds.[3]

History[edit]

The health village is the first healthcare facility to be completed in Scotland under the hub framework of the Scottish Futures Trust.[4][5]

Plans for the complex were announced in 2010.[6] It cost more than £15 million to construct and has brought state-of-the-art healthcare facilities to the area.[7]

Current use[edit]

The health village is expected to offer services to 700 patients a day, once all departments are operating at full capacity.[7] The complex contains 275 rooms- including 3 dental suites, 2 minor procedure rooms, and 29 consulting rooms.[8]

Up to 500 members of staff will be delivering services from the health village with 150-200 members of staff expected to be in the building at any one time.[4]

Services being run from the health village include: cardiac rehabilitation, dentistry, dietetics, physiotherapy, podiatry, radiology, sexual health, speech and language therapy and minor surgery. An endoscopy service is planned to be located in the Health Village from June 2014.[9]

The health village will act as an educational resource for patients, carers and community-based staff.[10] The health village will also provide improved access to community based learning opportunities for healthcare professionals such as general practitioners (GPs) and GP trainees.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aberdeen Community Health and Care Village". NHS Grampian. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Aberdeen Community Health Care Village". Hub North Scotland. Archived from the original on 25 June 2014. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "Aberdeen Community Health & Care Village". Miller Group (construction company). Archived from the original on 28 April 2014. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "First Minister opens state-of-the-art healthcare village". NHS Grampian. 3 December 2013. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "Funding the future: New wave of NHS 'big build' projects". BBC News. 7 May 2014. Retrieved 30 May 2014. 
  6. ^ "£29m plans for 'health and care village' in city centre". The Scotsman. 18 January 2010. Retrieved 11 July 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "Scotland's prescription for health: ditch the PFI". The Guardian. 22 January 2014. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  8. ^ "First Minister opens Aberdeen health village". The Scotsman. 2 December 2013. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  9. ^ "Aberdeen Community Health and Care Village Newsletter April 2014" (PDF). NHS Grampian. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  10. ^ "First Minister opens new £15 million health village in Aberdeen". Evening Express (Scotland). 3 December 2013. Archived from the original on 8 June 2014. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  11. ^ "Aberdeen Community Health Village". North of Scotland GP Training. 11 January 2014. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 

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Coordinates: 57°09′01″N 2°05′30″W / 57.150243°N 2.091621°W / 57.150243; -2.091621