Learning facility opens in Bothwell

NEW FACILITY . . . at the official opening (l-r) are Colin Sloey, NHS Lanarkshire executive director of the North Lanarkshire Community Health Partnership; Margaret Serrels; Tim Davison, NHS Lanarkshire chief executive and Ken Corsar.
NEW FACILITY . . . at the official opening (l-r) are Colin Sloey, NHS Lanarkshire executive director of the North Lanarkshire Community Health Partnership; Margaret Serrels; Tim Davison, NHS Lanarkshire chief executive and Ken Corsar.

A NEW Bothwell based facility which helps those with a learning disability has been officially opened by NHS Lanarkshire.

Kylepark Assessment and Treatment Centre, located in the grounds of Kirklands Hospital in Bothwell, is a newly built 12 bedded short stay in-patient facility, which provides specialist learning disability services for those with diverse/complex health needs.

The £7.4million centre also provides similar therapies on an out-patient basis for individuals who are unable to access them within their local community.

Ken Corsar, chairman of NHS Lanarkshire, said: “The centre is part of NHS Lanarkshire’s ongoing process of redesigning and improving inpatient services for people with learning disabilities in Lanarkshire.

“We believe Kylepark Assessment and Treatment Centre compliments and enhances these services.”

He added: “I would like to thank everyone who contributed to bringing this centre to fruition.

“This includes our local authority partners, Graham Construction and of course all the NHS Lanarkshire staff as it is their skill and care which will allow us to get the best out of this new facility.”