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Engagement Events Planned on Proposed Changes to Rehabilitation Service in North East Glasgow

Friday, October 28, 2016

Patients, families and interested groups are being encouraged to attend an engagement event as part of the process shaping the future of rehabilitation services in North East Glasgow. 

The proposal would see the introduction of new models of rehabilitation care for older people. This would  lead to the transfer of services from Lightburn Hospital to acute sites at Glasgow Royal Infirmary and Stobhill as well as local care homes and community facilities in the east end of Glasgow. 

To shape the board’s proposals through the views of patients and the public, the board is running a substantial engagement programme with people across the area until the beginning of December. 

Two public engagement events are being held at the Fullarton Park Hotel on Wednesday, 2 November. The first event will run from 2-4pm with the second taking place between 6-8pm. The events are participative so those with a view are being urged to register and attend either of the events. 

Catriona Renfrew, director of Planning and Policy, NHSGGC, said: “The engagement process runs until early December open and I would encourage patients, carers and the public to share their views on what the board is proposing. 

“These two events are another opportunity to do this. It’s important that anyone planning on attending registers to ensure everyone can get involved. We want to hear your views, so please make sure you book a place to ensure they are heard.” 

The engagement process is being shaped by a stakeholder reference group including representatives from north and east Glasgow older peoples’ groups, carers’ associations and patient groups. 

The group is overseeing the development of a range of communications resources, delivered with the Health and Social Care Partnership, to help advise on the best means of engaging with those affected and local communities. 

To register for either of the events, please call 0300 123 9987 (free phone) or email [email protected]

Information on the proposal and ways in which people can engage can be viewed at www.nhsggc.org.uk/inform-engage-consult/NEGlasgowrehab. People can send their views by emailing Publ[email protected] or by writing to:  

Patient Experience Public Involvement and Quality,

4th Floor West Glasgow ACH,

Dalnair Street,

Glasgow,

G3 8SJ. 

ENDS  

For further media information either telephone 0141 201 4429 or email [email protected] 

Notes to editors:

Both events are being held at Fullarton Park Hotel, 1230 Tollcross Road, Glasgow G32 8HB.

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