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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 3rd May 2016. 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:

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.