Date lodged: 13 October 2016
To ask the Scottish Government what communication the Scottish Health Council has had with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde regarding (a) Lightburn and (b) the Vale of Leven Hospital since May 2015.
Answered by: Aileen Campbell 1 November 2016
The independent Scottish Health Council (SHC) works with NHS Boards and communities across Scotland to promote and support the involvement of people in NHS Scotland: that includes instances where changes to NHS services are being considered by a Board or Boards. The Health Council's support and advice on potential service changes is offered within the context of the well-established and long-standing process set out in the national guidance: "Informing, Engaging and Consulting People in Developing Health and Community Care Services" (CEL 4(2010)). Specific communications with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde on proposals in respect of Lightburn and Vale of Leven Hospitals are a matter for the independent SHC.