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Informing and engaging - Ward 15 pre consultation

In 2011 there was a proposal by the Women and Children’s Services Directorate 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. Please click here for more information about this options appraisal exercise.


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.


In September 2016, we began re informing and engaging with people to tell them about our proposal, what has happened so far, and to find out what people think about it.


We did this by:



In October 2016 we reported to the Board of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (GGC) about what we did and heard. Click here for a copy of the Board paper. The Board decided at this meeting to proceed to a full 3 month public consultation on the proposal.