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Mental Health Services

Our proposals for mental health take into account feedback received during public consultation in 2008 on modernising mental health services across Clyde as a whole.   In addition to taking account of public feedback we have also been able to take advantage of the medical staffing arrangements arising from the wider Vision for the Hospital. For these reasons our Vision is to retain the elderly mental health acute admission beds on the Vale of Leven site and transfer the continuing care beds for elderly mental health patients from Dumbarton Joint to the Vale of Leven Hospital. Based on the feedback received during pre-consultation we believe that this proposal will be well received.     For inpatient mental health services for adult patients between the ages of 18 and 65, the community based crisis team which has been established is already ensuring that fewer patients require admission to hospital. We therefore project that the number of acute inpatient beds for adults will reduce from 18 down to 12.    There are two possible options for where the inpatient service can be provided in the future:  

  • Refurbished accommodation in the Vale of Leven Hospital.
  • New, purpose-built accommodation at Gartnavel Royal Hospital in Glasgow
  We would welcome your feedback on both options.