Concerns over Stobhill service

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HEALTH chiefs have assured patients that an endoscopy service is not closing at Stobhill Hospital.

The husband of a patient raised concerns after his wife was told during a recent treatment session that her next appointment would be at Glasgow Royal Infirmary.

The Lenzie man claims his wife was told this was because Stobhill didn’t have the staff or the beds available. However, a spokesperson for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, told the Herald: “The endoscopy service at the new Stobhill Hospital continues to run efficiently and smoothly offering the highest standard of service to patients.

“For the vast majority of patients, endoscopy is a routine day case procedure.

“However, for a very small number of patients, who are on particular medications for complex medical conditions, undergoing an endoscopy may require them to spend some time as an in-patient in hospital, either before or after their procedure.”

The spokesperson added: “Whilst the new Stobhill Hospital has facilities for patients who may need an overnight stay, patients such as those who may need longer than an overnight stay as an in-patient would therefore be treated at Glasgow Royal Infirmary.”