Neil Findlay has called on the Scottish Government to deliver a new Health Centre for East Calder when the decision is due this October.

Local residents and NHS Lothian have been unanimous in their support for a new Health Centre as the current location has been criticised for failing to cater to the needs of the population.

The population of West Lothian in 2016 was 180,130 and is predicted to rise to 191,053 by 2035 (National Records of Scotland 2014 based population projections).

Neil Findlay said: 

“Large housing developments in the area mean the current infrastructure is bursting at the seams. The Scottish Government must approve a new health centre in line with the wishes of both the people and NHS Lothian when the decision lands at their desk in October.

“Councillor Dave King and I received nearly 300 responses to a consultation last year, almost all of which reflected the fact the Health Centre is not big enough to meet the demands of the population.

“Any further delay in delivering this vital local service will have a knock on effect on the health and wellbeing of hundreds of families.”

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