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Inpatient Disability Services in Clyde

Consultation on Clyde inpatient disability services The consultation phase has NEW ENDED and the outcome will follow in due course. You can still access the consultation documentation, but no further comments wil be accepted. Introduction Following a detailed review, we are consulting on new arrangements for providing specialist inpatient physical disability services, as well as community-based care, for adults living in Renfrewshire and Inverclyde.   Currently 31 people annually from Inverclyde and Renfrewshire are admitted to 16 beds at Islay Cottage, Merchiston Hospital near Johnstone. A further 65 people a year are admitted to eight assessment and rehabilitation beds at Inverclyde Royal Hospital.    The plan is to close Islay Cottage on the Merchiston Hospital site and provide continuing care services in Ward 53 at the Southern General. Four unused beds at the Southern General would also be opened to provide additional rehabilitation and assessment capacity. Future inpatient disability services for Clyde would therefore be provided at the Southern General and Inverclyde Royal Hospital. 
This consultation was launched on 18th February 2008 and ended on 5th May 2008