Health­board takeon­draft

Lennox Herald - - NEWS -

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.”

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