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Glasgow children's hospital

30th March 2006

Health Minister Andy Kerr has confirmed that a new "gold standard" £100m children's hospital is planned for Glasgow's Southern General.

The decision follows an appraisal by an independent expert group and the health board will now go ahead with final consultation on the new hospital. The hospital, which will be the city's first specialised adult, maternity and children's facility could be in place by 2010.

NHS Greater Glasgow welcomed the announcement and said it will look at the recommendations.

Professor Andrew Calder, chairman of the clinical advisory group said it was the only site that offered the potential for integration. The report signals the closure of the Queen Mother's maternity hospital and the children's hospital at Yorkhill.
Bill Aitken, Scottish Conservative MSP for Glasgow and SNP MSP Sandra White were both critical of the proposals.






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Title: Glasgow children's hospital
Author: Sue Knights
Article Id: 175
Date Added: 30th Mar 2006


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