Improving Rehabilitation Services for the Elderly in North East Glasgow
We are now consulting on this proposal
What we are proposing to change
We are proposing to improve the way we provide rehabilitation services for older people in the North East of Glasgow and East Dunbartonshire. This would see the transfer of the services currently provided at Lightburn Hospital to other sites in the North East of Glasgow:
- Acute hospital rehabilitation would be provided in beds to Stobhill Hospital
- Community rehabilitation beds would be in local care facilities commissioned by the Health and Social Care Partnerships.
- Day hospital services would be brought together at Stobhill Hospital
- Outpatient clinics to either Glasgow Royal Infirmary or Stobhill Hospital
- Local meeting space for the Parkinson’s support group.
If the services are transferred it will result in the closure of the Lightburn Hospital site.
Why we think we should make this change
Our proposals are clinically driven and have been developed with the consultants, nurses and allied health professionals delivering the current services. We are proposing these changes to:
- Locate acute services in our full acute hospitals with onsite access to a full range of investigations, services and specialists
- Provide locally accessible inpatient community rehabilitation
- Provide more rehabilitation in people’s homes.
More Information about our proposal and consultation
How you can tell us what you think about this proposal
We want to hear your thoughts on our proposal and are consulting on it until Monday 08 May 2017. Comments and feedback on all aspects of our proposal are welcome and you can do this in a number of ways as an individual, group or organisation by:
- Calling us: 0300 123 9987 (Free phone)
- Emailing us: [email protected]
- Writing to us: Patient Experience Public Involvement and Quality, 4th Floor West Glasgow ACH, Dalnair Street, Glasgow, G3 8SJ
- In Person: We will be hosting a series of outreach sessions and a public event:
- Consultation Event Wednesday 29 March: We are holding a series of workshops between 2pm and 7pm at Lightburn Hospital to explain the proposals and hear views and questions. Please get in touch using the details above if you would like to come along so we can provide more information or arrange support if required.
- Outreach sessions to speak to patients, their family and carers:
- Lightburn Hospital Tue 04 April 10:30am - 2:30pm
- Stobhill Hospital Ward B Wed 05 April 1:00pm - 4:00pm
- GRI Geriatric Medicine Wards Thu 06 April 1:00pm - 4:00pm
- Outreach sessions to speak to public and otehr interested people:
- Shettleston Health Centre Mon 10 April 10:00am - 12:00pm
- Baillieston Health Centre Mon 10 April 2:00pm - 4:00pm
- Parkhead Health Centre Tue 11 April 10:00am - 12:00pm
- Townhead Health Centre Tue 11 April 2:00pm - 4:00pm
- Kirkintilloch Health Centre Wed 12 April 2:00pm - 4:00pm
- Maryhill Health Centre Thu 13 April 2:00pm - 4:00pm
If you are a community or voluntary group or other organisation potentially affected by or interested in this proposal and cannot attend any of the sessions or event then please contact us so we can provide you with the information you require and hear your feedback.
We are committed to ensuring that everyone who wishes to comment can do so. If you wish you can call and speak directly to John Barber, who is the dedicated Patient Experience and Public Involvement Manager for this consultation process, and leave your feedback without giving your name.
At the end of the consultation period a report will be presented to the Board of NHSGGC who will make a decision on this proposal which will then be submitted to the Scottish Government.