Commenting on the report, which has been seen by the Lennox Herald, a spokeswoman for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde said: “A draft paper on how acute services need to be transformed included some planning principles on how that might be delivered.
“Any proposals emerging would clearly be taken forward with full involvement of our staff, clinicians and communities before coming to our board.
“Any proposals considered by the board involving major service change would require full consultation and ministerial approval.
“The paper was withdrawn to allow that work and all options to be considered fully to maximise the effectiveness and efficiency of our acute services.
“The board is clearly committed to delivering local services to our communities in line with the health and social care delivery plan and the national clinical strategy.
“This may result in changes to services, but will see all our hospital sites across Glasgow and Clyde continue to play a part in providing an even more integrated approach to high quality services for the entire population.
“The financial forecast in the paper refers to a potential shortfall over the next five years - but only if the Board stood still and did nothing to deliver transformational change.
“This is not a prediction of the actual outcome.”