NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board met today, Tuesday 18 October 2016. All the Board papers are available on our website.
Below are some of the important highlights from the meeting.
CEO recruitment underwayOn opening today’s NHSGGC Board meeting Chairman John Brown said that the process to recruit a new Chief Executive, following Robert Calderwood’s retirement in February 2017, was now underway and that interviews would take place very soon after Christmas. A “head hunter” had already been appointed and more general advertising was planned in the next few days. He further explained that he may have to consider a short-term interim arrangement depending on the availability of the candidate eventually selected.
Paisley paediatrics approved for consultationThere was strong support from Board members to proceed to formal public consultation for the transfer of inpatients and day cases from ward 15 of the Royal Alexandra Hospital to the Royal Hospital for Children.
Following a period of engagement members agreed that a strong clinical case had been presented and that the consultation should begin in November. The three month consultation process will conclude in February 2017.
Board members heard that back in 2012 there was opposition to a proposal to move these services from Paisley to the former RHSC at Yorkhill – the facilities there not being of the highest quality and transport issues a challenge.
The clinical case, supported by bespoke child friendly and closer proximity of the new paediatric hospital presented a compelling case that has won clinical support. See the full Board paper here
Stobhill mental health capital programme to proceedThe Board approved a plan to include capital investment on the Stobhill campus that would see the transfer of mental health inpatients from the existing Birdston and Parkhead Hospital delivered through a Hub West design, build, finance and maintain (DBFM) route bundled together with two already approved schemes to deliver Greenock and Clydebank Health Centres.
The scheme – outlined in a business case presented to the board – will now be submitted to the Scottish Government for approval. See paper 16/59 and the full details of the Initial Agreement here