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Formal 12 week consultation opens on proposed changes to rehabilitation services in North East Glasgow

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Patients, families and interested groups are being encouraged to take part in the consultation shaping the future of rehabilitation services in North East Glasgow. 

The formal three month consultation process begins today and will conclude in early May. 

Rehabilitation focuses on the needs of older people who have suffered an injury or are recovering from an illness. It aims to help people get back to their previous level of mobility, wellbeing and personal care. 

The proposal would the introduction of new models of rehabilitation care for older people and  services being transferred from Lightburn Hospital to more appropriate settings, either in our full acute hospitals or in local community settings. 

Acute Inpatient rehabilitation beds would move to Stobhill Hospital and community rehabilitation beds would be developed in local care facilities. Acute day hospital services would run at Stobhill, while all outpatient clinics would transfer to Stobhill. 

The proposals are clinically driven and have been developed with the multi-disciplinary team of consultants, nurses and allied health professionals delivering the current services. 

Our proposals would result in: 

  • Patients staying in hospital for the acute period of care only
  • Patients would receive acute rehabilitation with rapid access to the full range services and investigations needed to enable older people to return to their own homes or community sooner.
  • Health and Social Care Partnership community  beds in local care homes providing rehabilitation in a more homely setting for patients not requiring the full support of an acute hospital but not yet ready to return home
  • A day hospital delivering a more modern model of care with less repeat visits
  • Outpatients accessing one stop services with less repeat appointments and transfer across sites for investigations

The consultation process is now open and I would encourage patients, carers and the public to share their views on what is being proposed. 

Our proposals are in line with local and national policy to provide care for older people which will enable them to stay in their own home or have care provided in a more homely setting, accessing acute hospital services only when essential. 

To submit a response to the consultation, to find out more information, or if you have any questions, please contact John Barber, Patient Experience Public Involvement Manager, by: 

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