NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde is fully committed to ensuring that the people in Inverclyde receive the best in modern healthcare.
Over the last five years NHSGGC has spent more than £19 million on Inverclyde Royal Hospital, which includes the creation of the new Inverclyde Adult and Older Peoples Continuing Care Hospital, Orchard View.
Only last month the Board approved its long term strategy for the future of health and social care in Greater Glasgow and Clyde.
This sets out that care shall be delivered as close to home as possible, supported by a network of community services with safe, effective and timely access to high quality specialist services for those whose needs cannot be met in the community.
A whole system approach will be taken to achieve this in which services are delivered by a network of integrated teams across primary, community and specialist hospital-based care, working seamlessly around the needs of the person.
Inverclyde Royal Hospital will play a full part in this network of services.
John Brown, Chairman of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, expressed his disappointment about the ongoing rumours that the hospital is under threat.
He said: “The Board has already confirmed its commitment to Inverclyde Royal Hospital.
“Suggestions that it is under threat only serve to undermine the hospital, its staff and services and harm staff morale.
“I therefore want to reassure our staff, our patients and the public that the hospital is not closing.
“Inverclyde Royal Hospital has a long term future and will continue to play an important part in the delivery of healthcare in Greater Glasgow and Clyde.”