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NATIONAL SERVICES FOR GLASGOW

January 30, 2006 4:33 PM

NHS Greater Glasgow today welcomed the announcement by the Health Minister on funding for national services, six of which will be led by Glasgow.

Tom Divers, Chief Executive is delighted that the skills and expertise of the staff who provide these services has been recognised and funding has been secured to continue these specialist services.

He added:"This funding will ensure that patients from across Scotland will benefit from these specialist services."

The six national services in Glasgow are:

  • Grown Up (adult) Congential Heart Disease Service (Western Infirmary, Glasgow) – this service has been developed to treat the growing number of patients with this disease who are surviving into adulthood due to improved paediatric clinical care and the introduction of new treatments.

  • Adult alternative stem cell transplantation service, Glasgow Royal Infirmary – this service supports the transplantation of stem cells from a number of alternative donor sources for adults who do not have a suitable match from a brother or sister.

  • Inpatient psychiatry for children under 12, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow- this service ensures that the small numbers of children with mental health problems who require to be admitted to hospital for treatment are cared for in a environment designed to meet their health, social and emotional needs.

  • Complex airways management in children, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow – this service provides specialist treatment for children who may require reconstructive or corrective surgery on their airways, often immediately after birth.

  • Obstetric brachial plexus surgery, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow.- this services provides treatment for children suffering from paralysis and sensory loss in the arms as a result of nerve damage which may occur following a traumatic birth.

National Managed Clinical Network for the Scottish Genital Anomalies Network, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow leading– this will preserve local services and at the same time provide access to national expertise.

For further information contact 0141 201 4429.

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