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Review of Paediatric Inpatient Services at Royal Alexandra Hospital

In 2011 there was a proposal to move the Paediatric Inpatient Services in Ward 15 at the Royal Alexandra Hospital, Paisley to the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Yorkhill. Following extensive engagement on the proposal and options with patients, parents, families and professionals, the preferred option was to transfer the inpatient service when the new Royal Hospital for Children opened on the new Queen Elizabeth University Hospitals Campus.

Against this background we are proposing to proceed with the preferred option; to transfer paediatric emergency and elective inpatient and day case care from the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley to the Royal Hospital for Children, with the retention of outpatient services, the specialist Community Paediatric service (PANDA), and emergency care for those who self-refer at the Royal Alexandra Hospital.

We want to inform and engage with people to tell them about our proposal, what has happened so far, and to find out what people think about it.

We will do this by:

In October 2016 we will report to the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Board about this engagement and what we heard. The Board will decide whether to proceed to a full 12 week public consultation on the proposal from early November 2016. Please see here for a copy of the Board paper.

More material is available on these pages. Alternatively you can let us know your views now by emailing [email protected]

In the meantime, the background to the proposal is available in Board Paper 16/45 (overview and appendix).