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Lightburn Hospital, Glasgow G32

Location: UK » Scotland » G
Sector: Health

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde plans to shut Lightburn Hospital in east Glasgow, which provides rehabilitative care for older patients.

Under the plan, the 75-bed Lightburn Hospital, in Greenfield in the East End, would see in-patient and out-patient services transferred to Stobhill Hospital and Glasgow Royal Infirmary.

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde wants to switch long-term care services, used by around 450 patients each year, to Stobhill in a mixture of new purpose-built beds and refurbished accommodation.

The board says that elderly patients will have access to improved diagnostic equipment at Stobhill, including MRI scanners and ultrasound. Lightburn has only limited X-ray facilities. Managers say there will be no compulsory redundancies.

However, the closure will leave the east of the city without any acute older people beds, and there are concerns regarding visitor access given the absence of adequate public transport links between East Glasgow and Stobhill Hospital.

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