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2008-09-18 15:00:37

HEALTH bosses have unveiled the shape of things to come for the Vale of Leven Hospital - and a key pledge is that record numbers of patients will be treated. New services planned for the campus in Alexandria, Dunbartonshire, include a rehabilitation service, a day hospital for older people and a GBP15million care home. There will also be a GBP17m medical centre. A public consultation will begin in November and last until January. Tom Divers, chief executive of NHS Greater Glasgow and...

2008-08-20 12:00:58

By STEWART PATERSON MIDWIFE-LED birthing units at two Scottish hospitals have three years to attract sufficient numbers of mothers-to-be following a U- turn by health officials. NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde yesterday formally voted to retain services at Inverclyde Hospital in Greenock and Vale of Leven Hospital in Dunbartonshire. The U-turn came after a review of the original decision to close the services and a campaign and petition which attracted 4000 signatures. The health board...

2008-08-19 15:01:22

By DAMIEN HENDERSON HEALTH bosses have sought to distance themselves from a series of controversial cuts to services at a Scottish hospital, saying they are committed to the future of the site. Speaking ahead of a meeting of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde today where the future of the Vale of Leven Hospital in Dunbartonshire will be discussed, Tom Divers, the health board's chief executive, said he wanted to maintain and potentially increase patient numbers at the Alexandria hospital and...

2008-08-18 15:01:11

By DOUGLAS FRASER SCOTTISH POLITICAL EDITOR THE Vale of Leven Hospital faces the removal of key services under recommendations from an expert panel reporting to Health Secretary Nicola Sturgeon. It concluded there should be no further anaesthetics facility at the West Dunbartonshire hospital and that only patients referred by their doctors or those with minor injuries should be able to go there. Those with more serious emergency conditions should be required to go to Glasgow or the Royal...

2008-08-17 15:00:26

FURTHER to your health correspondent's report regarding the apparent "U turn" of the NHS board currently overseeing delivery of health care to both Vale of Leven and Inverclyde Royal Hospitals (August 14), I share your concern about the general risk to health of uncertainty. As the former chair of the Cowal Against the Cuts in Health Services pressure group, I recall only too well the professional apathy and public fear which came from the now (thankfully) disbanded Argyll and Clyde...

2008-08-14 15:00:59

By HELEN PUTTICK HEALTH CORRESPONDENT BIRTHING units at two Scottish hospitals are to be saved from cuts after a campaign supported by thousands of people. The midwife-run labour suites at the Vale of Leven Hospital in Dunbartonshire and Inverclyde Royal Hospital in Greenock were to be axed under plans backed by managers just over a year ago. Now health board NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde is set to perform a U-turn, with planners recommending both services are kept and that a drive is...

2008-08-14 15:00:59

By HELEN PUTTICK HEALTH CORRESPONDENT FOR Scotland's largest health board it looks like another embarrassing climbdown. This time last week NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde was being told by Health Secretary Nicola Sturgeon to apologise to families caught in the deadly Clostridium difficile outbreak at the Vale of Leven Hospital, in Dunbartonshire. Today it appears it has been made to ditch plans to close the midwife-run labour units at both the Vale and Inverclyde Royal Hospital in...

2008-08-08 12:00:45

By HELEN PUTTICK HEALTH CORRESPONDENT BEDS were too close together, bays were overcrowded, hand- washing facilities were inadequate and wards appeared shabby. These are just some of the findings of the review team asked to investigate the deadly cluster of Clostridium Difficile cases at the Vale of Leven Hospital in Dunbartonshire. Patients and relatives felt as though the place was being run down and the investigators themselves concluded the threat of closure which has haunted the...


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