The Board of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde met on Tuesday 21 February 2017 to consider the outcome of the consultation on the proposed changes to paediatric services at the Royal Alexandra Hospital (RAH).
The Board carefully considered the issues raised during the consultation including:
The Board also heard from clinical staff advice on the clinical benefits of improving the acute and specialist services offered to children in the Clyde area including:
Board members acknowledged the regard in which the ward 15 service was held and how positively that reflected on the staff who work there.
The Board also noted that the majority of care provided to children will continue to be provided in the Royal Alexandra Hospital. Outpatient services, the specialist Community Paediatric service (PANDA), and emergency care for those who self-refer will all remain at the RAH.
After detailed discussion the Board members voted in favour of the proposal to transfer Ward 15 services from the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley to the new Royal Hospital for Children in Govan. The Board paper can be accessed here.
What happens next
The Board will now make a submission to the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Sport to seek her approval to the proposed changes.