Work to improve the existing health centre site in Bishopton is now complete. The refurbishment programme has focused on reconfiguring the existing building to make better use of the available space.
Christine Laverty has been appointed as Chief Officer of Renfrewshire Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) and will take up post on Monday 25 April. Christine was appointed as Interim Chief Officer in June last year and has expertly led Renfrewshire HSCP through the coronavirus pandemic.
Work to improve the existing health centre site in Bishopton will begin on Monday 28 February. The programme will create additional accommodation space for the centre and will develop enhancements to general consultation rooms, clinical rooms for both the GP practice and community-based health and social care services.
Paisley's St James Medical Centre is set to close on 31 March 2022. Renfrewshire Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) has taken this decision following a period of consultation that considered a range of potential options for the future of the GP Practice.
Working in partnership with local people who have lived or living experiences of mental health, alcohol or drug related issues, we've opened a new recovery service, CIRCLE (Continuing in Recovery Changes Lives Entirely) on Glasgow Road in Paisley.
You'll need genuine compassion for others and be motivated by helping those you care for to have the best quality of life they can. Be a part of the change.
Be a lifesaver, carry Naloxone This week marks the start of Renfrewshire Alcohol and Drug Recovery Service annual Naloxone November campaign. The aim of the campaign is to raise awareness of Naloxone and how it can save lives. Naloxone is a safe, effective intervention which can help reduce the number of fatal overdoses in our communities. By distributing Naloxone kits widely, we can help grow Renfrewshire's community of potential lifesavers.
October 4-10 is Challenge Poverty Week 2021 and in Renfrewshire we're working together to ensure that benefits and money advice for people in vulnerable situations is the very best it can be. Individuals and families also have increasing concerns about debts and new benefits and grants they may be entitled to but do not know how to access them. Or they may not even be aware of them. We have provided information on local services that provide support.