Date lodged: 20 April 2017
To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the proposed closure of Lightburn Hospital.
Answered by: Shona Robison 2 May 2017
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde are currently undertaking formal public consultation on their proposals concerning rehabilitation services for the elderly in North East Glasgow, including Lightburn Hospital. The Government would encourage all local stakeholders to register their views with the board before the end of the public consultation, scheduled for 8 May 2017.
In due course the board will formally consider the proposals, as informed by the responses to the public consultation. Should the board then proceed with the proposals they will be subject to Ministerial approval, in line with the well-established national guidance on major service change in the NHS.