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Improving Rehabilitation Services for the Elderly in North East Glasgow

The consultation period on this proposal has now ended


Friday, January 19, 2018 NHSGGC Statement in Response to Announcement on Lightburn Hospital

A report detailing the consultation process and the feedback, comments or concerns heard about the proposal was presented to the Board of NHSGGC on 15 June 2017.

The Board carefully considered all submissions before making a decision and decided to proceed with the proposal. The Board will now write to the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport to seek approval to carry out the proposed changes.

What we are proposing to change 

We are proposing to improve the way we provide rehabilitation services for older people in the North East of Glasgow and East Dunbartonshire. This would see the transfer of the services currently provided at Lightburn Hospital to other sites in the North East of Glasgow:

  • 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.

If the services are transferred it will result in the closure of the Lightburn Hospital site.

Why we think we should make this change

Our proposals are clinically driven and have been developed with the consultants, nurses and allied health professionals delivering the current services. We are proposing these changes to:

  • Locate acute services in our full acute hospitals with onsite access to a full range of investigations, services and specialists
  • Provide locally accessible inpatient community rehabilitation
  • Provide more rehabilitation in people’s homes.

More Information about our proposal and consultation 

Further information about our proposal 

If you would like any further information about our proposal you can:

  • Call us: 0300 123 9987 (Free phone)
  • Email us: [email protected]
  • Write to us: Patient Experience Public Involvement and Quality, 4th Floor West Glasgow ACH, Dalnair Street, Glasgow, G3 8SJ
Last Updated: 22 January 2018