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As well as responding to the immediate needs of my constituents, I want to make a difference to Provan and to Scotland. Where issues arising from casework start to recur and produce a pattern - eg regarding property factoring or the UK Government’s Green Deal – something needs done about the system or process. In addition, there are things I want to promote such as ending rough sleeping and getting reusable nappies more widely used by parents in Scotland. The solutions might not be quick and easy to implement but I am using the tools at my disposal as an MSP to start to raise awareness and address them. I’ll use this section of the website to provide details of my campaigns and updates as appropriate.

 

Lightburn Hospital - Health Board is failing in its duty of care to the population of the East End of Glasgow. It has a case to answer.

Lightburn Hospital - Health Board is failing in its duty of care to the population of the East End of Glasgow. It has a case to answer.

I've submitted my response to Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board's latest consultation exercise on "Changes to Rehabilitation Services in North East Glasgow" - including the proposed closure of Lightburn Hospital. I'm not impressed by the Board's arguments which are unconvincing and lacking in important detail. 

You can read my full response to the Board here >> 

"...proposals...unconvincing and lacking important detail"

Having read a lot of Board literature, and met with officials as well as constituents and local community stakeholder groups, I have concluded that little has changed since very similar proposals were roundly rejected by the Cabinet Secretary in 2011. The current proposals still satisfy none of the conditions she set out back then. It remains my view that the case to keep community hospital-based health care service provision in the East End of Glasgow is proven beyond contention. It is time to commit to provide the well-funded, high quality, holistic and medicalised hospital facility that the Cabinet Secretary envisaged for this community, in 2011.



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