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Royal Alexandra Hospital children’s ward pa2

Location: UK » Scotland » PA
Sector: Health

Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board want to close RAH ward 15, the kids ward, supposedly for “clinical reasons”. In fact the Heath Board is being forced to cut £57 Million from it’s budget and the fact is if there were no cuts then there would be no ward closure.

This ward closure will have a devasttating impact on local families who will be forced to travel with sick children, miles up to Yorkhill in Glasgow, often with poor public transport links.

The move may also have a catastrophioc domino effect on other services in the Hospital. This can often happen as an unintended consequence of closures in a hospital as services are often linked by back up systems, such as specialist training that have a tendency to dwindle once a major service like paediatric services gets taken away.

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