Fresh name for new partnership centre is announced by local school competition winner

A £12.1 million health centre in Edinburgh is set to bring increased health and social care services under a new name.

North West Edinburgh Partnership Centre will now be known as Pennywell All Care Centre following an open renaming competition with local High School, Craigroyston Community.

Dylan Stone, a S2 pupil from Craigroyston Community High School, suggested the new name for the joint development between NHS Lothian and the City of Edinburgh Council. The name was chosen by the Project Board from a shortlist of over ten names.

Earlier this week, Dylan joined his family, school teachers and representatives from each of the services moving into the new centre, and announced the new name of the centre.

Overwhelmed by the being the spotlight, Dylan said; “I’m thrilled to see my name choice on the sign up in front of the new centre. My school is just round the corner and can see it from the school gates.

He said: “Having all the services under one roof is a great idea and that’s why I wanted to include the word ‘all’ in the name.”

Councillor Ricky Henderson, Chair of the Edinburgh Integration Joint Board, said: “Involving local pupils in the renaming of the centre has been a great way to highlight the importance of community services.

“It’s a great name for the new centre as it has a positive all inclusive ring to it and will serve the new Centre well for many years to come.

“Pennywell All Care Centre will bring together health and social care services in one place providing valuable support for patients and service users in the local community.

“This is another example of an effective partnership approach, good for people and good for improving health in Edinburgh.”

Additional information:

Pennywell All Care Centre will provide a new GP practice, physiotherapy, podiatry, dentistry, voluntary sector services and children and family health and social work services – in a move designed to ensure that children's health and welfare are at the forefront of local services.

The centre is one of three in the £27.6 million programme, which is being delivered by NHS Lothian in partnership with the City of Edinburgh Council and West Lothian Council and will be developed by Hub South East Scotland with GRAHAM Construction as the main contractor.

The costs for each of the new centres is £12.1million Pennywell All Care Centre, £7.3million Allermuir Health Centre and £8.2million Blackburn Partnership Centre.

 *  Allermuir Health Centre will see new clinical facilities for podiatry, physiotherapy, community nursing and child health. As well as increased capacity for the Craiglockhart and Firrhill Medical Practices.

 *   The Blackburn Partnership Centre will bring a new GP practice, community health centre, dentist, community centre (including sports hall, IT training suite and multi-purpose, early years and young people's spaces), library, Customer Information Service (CIS) centre, employability service, credit union.

 *   Hub South East Scotland Ltd was established in 2010 to provide development services throughout the Lothians and Borders. It was the first of five Hub companies to be set up across Scotland as part of a national initiative to develop cross agency community facilities which will support better joined-up public services. Hub South East Scotland is a joint venture development partnership between public sector service providers (NHS, Councils, and Emergency Services), Scottish Government (through Scottish Futures Trust) and a private sector consortium. This 20 year partnership has already successfully delivered almost £100m of new facilities and is currently planning, funding, designing or constructing £300m of projects including schools and community health centres.

 *   GRAHAM is a privately owned company operating in the construction, asset management and project investment sectors. With a proud heritage where traditional skills and values are fused with professional management, the company has grown to have a turnover in excess of £490 million and employs more than 1,600 people. GRAHAM is a leading player in all areas of construction and civil engineering throughout the UK and Ireland, operating from regional offices in the Republic of Ireland, England and Scotland. In October 2015, GRAHAM Construction was listed at number 26 in the prestigious Sunday Times Grant Thornton Top Track 250, which ranks Britain's mid-market growth private companies with the biggest sales. GRAHAM has also been awarded the Investors in People (IIP) Gold standard, recognising the company's commitment to forward looking, cutting edge people policies and practices and placing GRAHAM in the top 1% of recognised IIP organisations across the UK. The company prides itself on the positive, personal relationships it fosters with all of its clients and sub-contractors, and is now recognised as a key player in the Scottish marketplace where it has operated since 2002. For more information visit the website: www.graham.co.uk

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