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Health and care village planned for centre of city

19 January 2010

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NHS Grampian has unveiled ambitious proposals to develop a “health and care village” in the heart of Aberdeen.

The £29m health centre would be located on Frederick Street, providing a wide range of out-patient diagnostic and treatment services.

It will incorporate almost 300 rooms over three floors, plus a multi-storey car park to the north side.

NHS Grampian said the village will shift the balance of care from a hospital to a community setting where appropriate. This is to ensure specialist services at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary are readily available for those who need urgent or specialised services.

A spokeswoman for NHS Grampian said: “The health and care village will provide additional services to those already available in local communities and will complement the health and care services provided in homes, GP surgeries and health centres throughout the city.

“It will include a wide range of services under one roof, including X-ray and ultrasound, minor surgery, dentistry, specialist physiotherapy, dietetics, cardiology, podiatry, speech and language therapy, cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation and Grampian-wide sexual health services.”

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