Hospital chiefs told to listen to public on Stobhill services

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HEALTH Minister Nicola Sturgeon has urged NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde to take the views of patients on board when it comes to making a decision about chemotherapy treatment at the ‘new’ Stobhill Hospital.

Speaking after her visit to Kirkintilloch Health and Care Centre last week, Ms Sturgeon told the Herald: “I am aware of the concerns and strength of feeling within the community on this matter.

“It is a decision for Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board to make. They need to access the situation and decide if it’s the best thing to do for the patients.

“I would encourage them to take the views of patients on board.”

Currently cancer patients from Kirkintilloch, Bishopbriggs and surrounding areas have to travel to the Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre, in Glasgow’s Great Western Road, for treatment.

Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon was in Kirkintilloch last week to launch a consultation exercise on health and social care services. She is pictured with staff.

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