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S5W-00844: Jackie Baillie (Dumbarton)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 16 June 2016

To ask the Scottish Government whether the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport is aware of the reported proposal in the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde draft local delivery plan to transfer birthing services from the Vale of Leven Hospital to the Royal Alexandra Hospital and, if so, when the cabinet secretary was informed of this.

Answered by: Shona Robison 30 June 2016

The paper the member refers to was a leaked, draft internal discussion paper prepared for a private board seminar at the end of May 2016. Whilst I was not aware of the leaked paper until the member raised it on 23 June 2016, the same day NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde shared a copy of the final local development plan paper it was taking to the board for discussion on 28 June 2016.