How changes will affect children & parents
Local community-based services would be enhanced.
The one child a day now seen at the Acute Assessment Unit at Inverclyde would be taken to the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley for specialist observation. The small proportion of those children whose condition worsens would be admitted directly to specialist care without the need to be moved on again (unless, as happens on rare occasions, they need access to regional services based at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Glasgow).
The bulk of Children’s Services in Inverclyde would stay in Inverclyde and, in fact, would be expanded in a way that guarantees they can go on serving local communities into the future.
Better, purpose-designed children’s accommodation would be funded at Inverclyde Royal Hospital.
The local A&E service would carry on treating children, but with more nursing staff trained to work with children on site.