Casualty sign is out of order...

Colston lights. Duncan Hare at Stobhill Hospital A&E sign 17.8.11 Picture by Jamie Forbes
Colston lights. Duncan Hare at Stobhill Hospital A&E sign 17.8.11 Picture by Jamie Forbes

AN out of date sign has been slammed in Bishopbriggs.

Six months after it closed a sign still remains directing people to Stobhill Accident and Emergency Hospital.

In-patient services and the casualty department were closed at Stobhill earlier this year, following the opening of a £100million state-of-the-art day hospital and diagnostic centre.

There were calls this week for the A&E sign in Kirkintilloch Road, Bishopbriggs, to be removed.

One Bishopbriggs mum said: “Closing Stobhill General Hospital and casualty department was a mistake in the first place, but I can’t believe they haven’t taken that sign down.

“It could be misleading for people who have just moved into the area or elderly residents.”

David Devine, head of roads and neighbourhood services at East Dunbartonshire Council, said: “We apologise for any confusion and confirm that the old A&E sign will be removed.”

SIGN OF THE TIMES: Herald reporter Duncan Hare at the A&E signpost.