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2008-09-23 00:00:29

MORE than 5000 protest letters were delivered yesterday to a health board planning to remove health visitors from GPs' surgeries. Doctors Euan Paterson and Anne Mullin handed in 5536 letters from patients to NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. Dr Paterson said: "Health visitors are key members of the practice team and they must remain just that." As part of their review of nursing in the community, the board want to take health visitors out of practices and make them part of social work...

2008-09-18 15:00:37

HEALTH chiefs have unveiled the shape of things to come for Vale of Leven Hospital. And a key pledge is that record numbers of patients will be treated. New services planned for the campus include a rehabilitation service, a day hospital for older people and a GBP15million care home. Alexandria will also get a purpose-built GBP17m medical centre. A public consultation will begin in November and last until January 2009. Tom Divers, chief executive of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde,...

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...

2008-09-18 12:00:40

By WILLIAM TINNING SCOTLAND'S largest health board has launched an investigation after medical notes relating to dozens of patients were found in the empty flat of a former employee. NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde said initial findings suggested that the historical medical records of 39 patients had been recovered on Monday from the former home of a community healthcare worker who no longer worked for the board. The records contain information about patients who were treated between...

2008-09-05 12:05:00

By WILLIAM TINNING A HOSPITAL ward has been closed to new admissions after the Clostridium Difficile bacteria contributed to one patient dying and seven others being infected. NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde declined to give any details about the victim, who died at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley on August 27. The health trust said the death occurred amid a C Diff outbreak in one ward at the hospital which affected eight patients over a four-week period. The cases come after...

2008-08-28 03:00:53

HEALTH chiefs have decided not to tear up the contract of a GP who gave a sleeping drug to an elderly woman so she could kill herself. Dr Iain Kerr, 61, was banned from practising for six months in July after the General Medical Council ruled that he prescribed the pills to his 87-year-old patient "solely for the purpose of ending her life". But NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde said last night: "We will not be terminating his practice contract." The health board said Kerr would hire locum...

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...

2008-08-20 03:00:41

A BODY was left alongside patients on a hospital ward for up to eight hours, it emerged yesterday. Hospital chiefs said yesterday the patient had died suddenly on a four-bed ward at Glasgow Royal Infirmary. And the family had asked for the body to be left so they could gather to pay their last respects. An NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde spokeswoman said: "Mindful of the need to balance the request made by the family with the needs of other patients, staff arranged for the patient's body...

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...


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