In view of the forecast of further adverse weather conditions, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde has taken the decision to cancel all routine elective procedures and all hospital outpatient appointments for tomorrow (Thursday 1 March).
Emergency and essential elective procedures will still go ahead. This decision covers inpatient and day case electives and outpatient clinics.
This decision does not relate to clinics within health centres and GP practices. Please contact your local health centre or GP surgery to find out whether the adverse weather has affected your appointment.
The weather has also caused severe disruption to West of Scotland Breast Screening Mobile Units resulting in appointments being cancelled tomorrow at units in Motherwell, Wishaw, Barrhead, Renfrew, Paisley, Erskine and Easterhouse.
We apologise to the patients affected by these cancellations and will contact them to arrange alternative appointments as soon as possible.
NHSGGC is urging people to use the NHS wisely and make full use of NHS 24, pharmacies and its dedicated Minor Injury Units (MIUs) to ensure they are treated quickly.
Members of the public are reminded that while staff are always there for them when needed, it’s important that clinical services always be prioritised to those who most urgently require it.
There are a range of options available as outlined above and we would urge patients to use these services rather than attending an Emergency Department, which is for serious injuries and major emergencies only.
Those who are unwell and need advice can also use the self-help guides at www.nhsinform.scot to check symptoms.