MODERNISING GLASGOW’S ACUTE HOSPITAL SERVICES - CONSULTATION

Meeting of the Board

Tuesday, 21 March 2000

 

Board

Paper No. 00/

CHIEF EXECUTIVE

 

Recommendation:

 

 

The Board is asked to approve for consultation to 30th June 2000 the attached Consultation Paper, Summary Leaflet and the 21 specific leaflets as its consultation package which presents proposals to Modernise Glasgow’s Acute Hospital Services.

 

Background

The Board, in February 2000, considered proposals for a process of public debate and consultation on Modernising Glasgow’s Acute Hospital Services. The Board approved the proposals which emphasised the interactive nature of the consultation we are proposing from now until 30th June 2000.

Consultation Paper

In addition to the attached Consultation Paper there will be a ‘Summary of our Proposals’ (also attached) which we intend to deliver to every household in our area in early April. There will also be 21 specific leaflets (click here for details) drawn up on those issues we think the public and staff will have most interest in. These leaflets and the ‘Summary’ are written in plain English, jargon-free and well presented so that issues are clear.

This portfolio of information – the Consultation Document, Summary of Proposals and the 21 specific leaflets – will constitute the substantive formal proposition for statutory requirements on consultation and will be provided to our usual recipients of NHS Consultation papers.

The Summary (attached) and range of leaflets will each have information on how to get any other leaflet or/and further information. The 21 specific leaflets are at various stages of preparedness, but will be completed and will be made available to Members shortly, in time for the formal consultation to commence.

Website

The Board’s Acute Services at website (www.show.scot.nhs/GGNHSB) will be launched on 3rd April and will contain new pages on Modernising Glasgow’s Acute Hospital Services with up-to-date information on leaflets, new issues and the programme of meetings.

Telephone Enquiry Line

We will be setting up a Telephone Enquiry Line where people can obtain the Consultation Paper, the Summary, and detailed Leaflets, or additional information. Callers will also be able to have their more detailed comments dealt with by Health Board or Trust personnel depending on the issues raised.

Programme of Events/Meetings

Four initial briefings/presentations to launch our proposals have been arranged as follows:

1. 2.00 p.m., Tuesday, 21st March at the Lecture Theatre – North Glasgow Acute Trust Headquarters, Stobhill for:

NHS Board Members/Trustees

Local Health Council

Glasgow Alliance

Healthy City Partners

Ambulance Service

MSPs

Media

2. 3.00 p.m., Wednesday, 22nd March at the Lecture Theatre - North Glasgow Acute Trust Headquarters, Stobhill for:

Greater Glasgow Partnership Forum Members

Professional Advisory Committee Members

3. Date and venue to be confirmed:

Councillors and officials from the 6 Local Authorities in the Board’s area

Social Inclusion Partners

Community Councils

4. Date and venue to be confirmed:

Representatives from the 3 Universities

Local Health Care Co-ops

Local Medical Committee

Royal College

Voluntary Organisations

We will be arranging a list of public meetings which will commence in April on a geographic basis throughout our area and publicising these in local communities. Details of dates and venues will be made available in posters etc. to Libraries, GP premises etc. and on our website.

We are giving consideration to Round Table Discussions and Workshops and would hope to set these up in mid-May.

Posters and displays will be produced for public places and hospital entrances informing people of how they can get a hold of information on our plans.

Separate briefings have been set up for MSPs over the next fortnight.

Trusts have already started briefing their staff on our plans and the impact they may have on our services.

Timescale

21st March

 

Board approves materials to be used for consultation.

1st April – 30th June

 

Formal Consultation process – early April distribution of Consultation Information, delivery of Summary Leaflets to all households and web page launched.

April – June

 

Programme of meetings and events take place.

July 2000

 

Board analysis of the outcome of discussion and consultation, undertaken with Trusts and Local Health Council.

15th August

 

Board consider report on outcomes.

16th August

 

Board conclusions discussed with Local Health Council and others for comments.

18th September

 

Board reviews conclusions in light of Local Health Council comments.

Late September

 

Proposals sent to Minister for approval.

Conclusion

The Board is asked to approve for consultation to 30th June the attached Consultation Paper, Summary Leaflet and the 21 specific leaflets as its proposals to Modernise Glasgow’s Acute Hospital Services.

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