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Public event on proposal to improve rehabilitation services for the elderly in North East Glasgow

Thursday, March 23, 2017

The board is proposing to improve the way rehabilitation services are provided for older people in the North East of Glasgow and East Dunbartonshire.

Rehabilitation caters for the needs of older people who have suffered an injury or are recovering from an illness. The goal of rehabilitation is to help people get back to their previous level of function and wellbeing.

The board wants to hear feedback on its proposal from patients, their families, carers and interested groups and is running a public consultation until Wednesday, 03 May. 

A series of workshops will be held at a public event next week - Wednesday 29 March - between 2pm and 7pm at Lightburn Hospital to explain the proposals and hear views and answer any questions. 

The proposal would result in the transfer of the services currently provided at Lightburn Hospital to other sites in the North East of Glasgow. This would see: 

  • Acute hospital rehabilitation would be provided in beds to Stobhill Hospital
  • Community rehabilitation beds would be in local care facilities commissioned by the Health and Social Care Partnerships.
  • Day hospital services would be brought together at Stobhill Hospital
  • Outpatient clinics to either Glasgow Royal Infirmary or Stobhill Hospital
  • Local meeting space for the Parkinson’s support group.

The board believes the proposal will result in patients staying in hospital for acute care only. Targeted rehabilitation and rapid access to the full range of services and investigations would enable older people to be discharged home or transferred to community rehabilitation beds more quickly. 

Through the proposed new model of care more people will also be able to have care provided in their own homes or in a more homely setting. People requiring outpatient or day hospital services would have less return appointments as the board can provide greater access to other services in an acute hospital setting. 

Members of the public are being urged to register if they would like to come along to the public event to enable the board to provide more information and arrange support if required.

The board is keen for as many people as possible to attend the workshops as its important people fully understand what we are proposing.

The proposals are clinically driven and have been developed with the multi-disciplinary team of consultants, nurses and allied health professionals delivering the current services. 

They are also in line with local and national policy to provide care for older people which will enable them to stay in their own home or have care provided in a more homely setting, accessing acute hospital services only when essential.

A number of outreach sessions will also be held for patients, their families, carers and other members of the public during the first two weeks of April.

The public event will encourage discussion, allow people to hear and provide feedback on the proposal, find out more about it. For more information or to register, please get in touch by: 

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