Date lodged: 26 September 2017
To ask the Scottish Government what provision is being made to ensure that the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Glasgow will be equipped to meet the increased demand on its services during the next winter period.
Answered by: Shona Robison 24 October 2017
I refer the member to the answer to question S5W-11553 on 24 October 2017. All answers to written parliamentary questions are available on the Parliament’s website, the search facility for which can be found at http://www.parliament.scot/parliamentarybusiness/28877.aspx
In addition, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (GG&C) have drafted winter plans for all sites including the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital (QEUH) to ensure that site is equipped to meet the increased demand. The final GG&C winter plans will be available at the end of October, which include the QEUH site plan in preparation for the upcoming winter period.
Additionally, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde will receive over £1.1 million from Scottish Governments £5 million investment to support winter resilience.