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Review tells health board to rethink changes

A HEALTH board has been told to think again about proposed changes to services after the Scottish Government ordered an independent review of the controversial plans.

Beds transfer out of Glasgow maternity unit

A TOTAL of 16 beds have been moved from the Queen Mother's Hospital to a new ward at The Princess Royal Maternity Hospital.

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Cancer girl's parents set to sue over radiation overdose

THE grieving parents of Lisa Norris, the cancer patient who was given a massive overdose of radiation, are expected to launch a lawsuit against Greater Glasgow Health Board.

Hospital move

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde is preparing to launch two transport initiatives to improve access to hospitals for patients and visitors.

Southern General picked for new £100m hospital

A £100 MILLION children's hospital for Glasgow will be built on the site of the Southern General, Andy Kerr, the health minister, announced yesterday after months of controversy over facilities.

Woman dies in drugs blunder

A WOMAN treated at a Scottish hospital died a day after she was mistakenly given medicine intended for another patient.

Hospital faces £5m lawsuit over brain-damaged baby

A MOTHER is suing a Glasgow hospital for £5 million on behalf of her son, who suffered brain damage at birth.

£2 million action against NHS Trust

Deborah Ritchie, 38, of Bearsden, near Glasgow, who claimed errors by doctors and midwives caused her son to be born with brain damage, has settled a £2 million action against Yorkhill NHS Trust.

OAP left paraplegic after operation sues NHS

A WOMAN who awoke from an operation to help with her back pain to discover she was paraplegic is suing Lothian health chiefs for £500,000.

Mothers get 'second-class' service from maternity unit says sheriff

EXPECTANT mothers in an area served by a downgraded maternity unit where a newborn baby died are receiving a "second-class service", a sheriff has ruled.

NHS 'sorry' it told mother healthy foetus was dead

AN NHS trust last night apologised to a mother-to-be who was told her baby was dead - two days before a scan showed the unborn child was alive.

Poll 'shock' bid

AN ELECTRICIAN has announced plans to stand against a sitting Labour MP in the forthcoming elections in a bid to save services at his local hospital.

More patients to be treated at former HCI hospital

PATIENT capacity at the former HCI private hospital is to be greatly increased, it was announced yesterday.

Executive pledges £100m for children's hospital

FUNDING to construct a new £100 million children’s hospital in Glasgow has been given the go-ahead by the Scottish Executive, it was announced yesterday.

Chisholm bows to hospital campaigners

MALCOLM Chisholm, the embattled health minister, bowed to public pressure over health-care cuts yesterday, hours before facing a motion of no confidence in the Scottish Parliament.

Thousands set for city rally to protest at hospital closure plans

THOUSANDS of health campaigners from across Scotland are expected to gather in George Square in Glasgow on Saturday to demonstrate against hospital closures.

NHS board concedes its failures in consulting

AFTER a turbulent year, an outbreak of near consensus took activists and health officials by surprise yesterday as NHS Greater Glasgow held its annual general meeting.

Maternity hospital may be saved by compromise

THE controversial closure of the Queen Mother’s maternity hospital in Glasgow could still be reversed, it emerged last night.

Scots heart-transplant services secured

HEART-TRANSPLANT services in Scotland have been secured after Malcolm Chisholm, the health minister, confirmed that the Scottish Heart Transplant Unit in Glasgow will not shut.

NHS to review closure of homeopathic hospital

THE UK’s only homeopathic hospital unit offering 24-hour in-patient care has been given a stay of execution after members of NHS Greater Glasgow board agreed to an in-depth study of the closure plans and the benefits to patients the current service offers.

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