Carden Place Medical Centre is a large purpose built health facility which opened in October 2006. This development has been long in coming and to give some background you should read the history of the practice as detailed below. Queen's Road Medical practice became Carden Medical Centre after the transfer of Torry patients to Mary Esslement Group who are now known as the Torry Medical Centre, and the transfer of their patients from Foresterhill HC to Carden Medical Centre. This move permitted both groups of patients to enjoy a much improved level of care from fully staffed purpose built health facilities
The Group provides a full range of medical services in a friendly working environment and is also heavily involved in undergraduate teaching and offshore medical support work.
Queen’s Road Medical Group (QRMG) was established in 1990, with the coming together of the two-man “central surgery” and the single-handed “Forbes” practice. 6 Queens Road, a ground floor three-consulting room west end property, was purchased as a base for the provision of general medical services to the majority of the expanded list based in the central and west end of Aberdeen. The practice already operated a branch facility out of 172 Victoria Road in Torry. In 1992 further expansion took place, when Victoria Street Surgery amalgamated with QRMG. This allowed development of the Torry surgery, upgrading the facility to fully staffed premises and so offering the patients in Torry a much improved facility.
In May 2003 the Torry Branch surgery moved to purpose built premises in Oscar road which finally provided the people of Torry with a health facility for the 21st century.
The practice covers most of the area in and around Aberdeen. In particular, the boundary extends northward to Great Northern Road, including Tillydrone and Seaton, along the Beach Boulevard, southward to the river Dee. From here it tracks west to Baillieswells Road and north along the western boundary, taking in Kingswells. Finally, it comes back along the Lang Stracht and down through Northfield, Heathryfold, and Manor to Great Northern Road.
Our objective is to offer a high standard of clinical care in a well-managed practice and we endeavour to remain proactive in the face of continued external change. We envisage a “one-stop-shop” which covers all aspects of general practice – e.g.. community nursing, PAMS, etc. The ongoing strategic vision of the Carden Medical Centre is laid out in more detail in the Mission Statement
Our Mission Statement:
"Helping you achieve fitness health and wellbeing"
- provide high quality and accessible clinical care, supported byeffective and efficient systems, within available given resources
- research and utilise all available appropriate resources (financial,personnel, premises & IT) and use these effectively and responsibly for thegood care and benefit of our patients and forward development of ourpractice;
- promote an environment that encourages professional development,life-long learning, reflective practice and the ability for all to realisetheir full potential.
We will demonstrate:
- openness, mutual respect and support, encouraging personalempowerment while always valuing others;
- a healthy balance between our personal and professional lives;
- our willingness to embrace change positively and proactively;
- the continuous pursuit of quality