GROUPS who regularly used the Invercarron Resource Centre have been sent a letter informing them it is to permanently become Stonehaven’s vaccine clinic.
The letter from Janine Howie, Interim Partnership Manager of Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership states:
”I am writing to you to clarify the situation with the Invercarron Resource Centre. As you are aware the Centre has been closed since March 2020 due to the pandemic. Invercarron is owned by Aberdeenshire Council, but is managed by Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership (AH&SCP).
”I appreciate that Invercarron Resource Centre is a valued resource for the community and supports many groups that help to prevent social isolation and promote health and well-being. However, the most significant service priority for both Aberdeenshire Council and AH&SCP is the continued rollout of the Covid-19 vaccination programme.
”The Stonehaven Vaccination Centre has been rapidly re-located from the Stonehaven Leisure Centre to the Town Hall due to repairs to the roof of the Leisure Centre. It is temporarily sited in Stonehaven Town Hall, but cannot remain there. A&HSCP have been working to find a suitable, permanent solution due to the ongoing requirement for a vaccination venue. Invercarron Resource Centre has been identified as the most suitable site in Stonehaven. Some adaptions must be carried out on the site and the plan is that Stonehaven Vaccination Centre will move to Invercarron once these are complete.
”I know this will be disappointing news, but I hope you can understand that the vaccination programme has to take precedence over all other activities that AH&SCP supports in the community.”
Previously in The Bellman