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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-05215: Jackie Baillie (Dumbarton)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 30 November 2016

To ask the Scottish Government when it met with the Scottish Health Council to discuss whether the proposals from NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde regarding the maternity units at the Vale of Leven and Inverclyde Royal hospitals, the Centre for Integrative Care and Lightburn Hospital should be designated as major service changes.

Answered by: Shona Robison 15 December 2016

The SHC come to their own view as to whether Health board proposals are major or not. Ministers make the final determination on designation where necessary (Health boards often decide that proposals are major themselves and follow the appropriate process without the need to ask Ministers), as informed by the views of the particular Health board and SHC.