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STATEMENT ON NHS QIS REPORT ON DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION ACT

June 26, 2003 4:11 PM

NHS Greater Glasgow is about to embark on a public consultation on how to improve services and access to NHS facilities for people with disabilities.

The Glasgow City Adult Physical Disability Strategic Framework is a coordinated and involving plan of action which aims to address a number of key high priority issues for this patient group.

Due to go out for public consultation next month, the document was developed on behalf of the Glasgow City Physical Disability Planning and Implementation Group, whose members include Glasgow City Council, NHS Greater Glasgow and the Glasgow Centre for Independent Living.

Improving services and access for people with disabilities is a high priority for NHS Greater Glasgow.

The fabric of Glasgow's hospitals in many areas is more than a hundred-years-old and so the scale of the improvements poses significant financial challenges ahead.

The ongoing modernisation of Glasgow's hospitals and service provision allows the NHS system a unique opportunity to introduce the very best disabled access and service provision.

Much has already been achieved and more will be achieved by 2004 and this continuing drive to provide excellence will be built into the long-term £700m hospitals modernisation programme over the next ten years.

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Information: Dawn Nelson 0141 201 4912 or email: [email protected]

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