Date lodged: 23 January 2018
To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-13949 by Shona Robison on 19 January 2018, whether the decision to transfer paediatric services from the Royal Alexandra Hospital to the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow will be reversed should the conditions for approval set out in the answer not be met.
Answered by: Shona Robison 1 February 2018
As set out in my response to question S5W-13949 and the Statement I delivered to Parliament on 23 January 2017, my approval of these proposals is conditional on: NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde maintaining and developing community based paediatric services, thereby maximising local provision where clinically appropriate; and on the Health Board working directly with families from the Paisley area on specific treatment plans. These plans must be in place before any service changes are made, and will ensure that there is a full understanding of what services and support will be available to local families and from where.