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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5O-02388: Jackie Baillie (Dumbarton)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 12 September 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on the quality of the engagement with patients by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde regarding the development of proposals to centralise breast cancer services away from the Vale of Leven Hospital to the Royal Alexandra Hospital.

Answered by: Jeane Freeman 20 September 2018

Firstly, it is important to note that this review is still underway and that no service change decisions have been made.

The Government has been consistently clear that the development of formal proposals must be informed by meaningful engagement with local stakeholders. The Health Board has assured us that it will work closely with the Scottish Health Council to take this forward, in line with national guidance.