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East Glasgow Inpatient Rehabilitation Services

Health Minister decision regarding Lightburn Hospital - 19/12/11

We have today received confirmation from the Minister for Health, Nicola Sturgeon, of her decision not to approve our proposals for inpatient rehabilitation services for the east of Glasgow. 

The Board sought to achieve a balance between the delivery of high quality inpatient care whilst maintaining locally accessible day care and outpatient services and felt that the proposals put forward would deliver this.  We will, however, now revisit our plans for older peoples’ services within the east of the city to ensure that we can deliver sustainable services with Lightburn Hospital as a vibrant component of this.

For the Minster for Health’s comments on her decision please follow the link below.

The consultation on the possible closure of Lightburn Hospital ended on Monday 13th December 2010.

The outcome of the consultation was agreed at the NHS Board meeting held on 16th August 2011. 

The Board agreed to recommend the transfer of elderly rehabilitation inpatient services for the North and East of Glasgow from Lightburn Hospital to Glasgow Royal Infirmary and Stobhill Hospital.

Read the full press release:

View the Board Paper from the meeting:

Consultation Documents

 These are provided as an historical reference only.