Over the next five years, it is important to make sure that children, young people, their families and carers are involved in the planning and building of the new hospital and its services and that staff at Yorkhill - the Youth Team, the Family Support Team, the specialist play workers and many others - are involved in managing this process. The Community Engagement Advisory Panel, with representation from clinical and nursing staff, support services, families and young patients, will oversee this activity. It will ensure that the widest possible range of views are represented; that these are fed back into the planning and design processes; and that this activity is understood and supported within Yorkhill.
This panel will manage a comprehensive 5 year programme of engagement that seeks to:
Read about the role and remit of the panel and see the membership list.
Ensure compliance with ‘Fair for All’ in promoting equality of participation and considering the specific impact of the development on any communities or equalities groups
Develop community ownership for this significant development
Develop special PFPI (Patient Focused Public Involvement) initiatives for children and young people
Work with colleagues to ensure that patient and family input is central to the planning and design processes
Ensure that all aspects of engagement are conducted in an inclusive, sensitive and values-based manner
Build relationships with all interested groups
Pupils from St Thomas's Primary School in Riddrie recently got involved in helping to plan the new hospital. They told us all about how important the front door is and how we could help to make the hospital less scary and more welcoming for our young patients. Click here to see some of their suggestions for the front door...
The Family and Youth Panels met with the lead architect for the project, Graham Harris, to look at the 1:200 plans for the New South Glasgow Hospital site, and in particular, the New Children's Hospital
If you would like to watch Graham's presentation, please use the links below:
Click on the links below to see how children, young people and families have been involved in planning the New Children's Hospital