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STATEMENT REGARDING SCORING EVENT FOR THE NEW CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

October 19, 2005 9:53 AM

The scoring event held last night (17 October) was an excellent opportunity to scrutinise the South Glasgow site as a possible location for the new Glasgow Children's Hospital with staff, patient groups, west of Scotland Health Boards and other interested parties.

The event provided key groups with the opportunity to score the site against five different criteria; clinical effectiveness; access/transport; research and education; staffing and physical location.

We are encouraged that the single issue that was felt to be of the greatest importance - clinical effectiveness- was scored highly by each of the groups.

This particular criteria asked whether the site would enable the delivery of Minister's requested gold standard triple co-location.The scoring showed that it could.

The physical location criteria – which asks if the site can allow the development of a children's hospital but also sustain a range of support services for voluntary and other bodies – also scored highly.

Overall the site scored an average of 7 out of ten.

The feedback from last night's event and the initial option appraisal event held on 3 October 2005, will now be submitted to the independent Calder Group for their consideration. The Calder Group was established by the Minster for Health to work with NHS Greater Glasgow to identify the future location of the new hospital.

For further information please contact the Press Office on 0141 201 4429.

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