To: Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board
SAVE RAH KIDS WARD
Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board want to close ward 15, the children's ward, at the Royal Alexandra Hospital is Paisley.
This would have a devastating effect on Renfrewshire families, who would be forced to travel for extra miles with sick children, often on poor public transport links.
More importantly, the move could have a catastrophic domino effect on other health services at the RAH, as support systems for Paediatric services are removed.
The public have also been told a pack of lies about why the closure is being proposed, with health board officials claiming that they support the closure for "clinical reasons"
The truth is that NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde are desperately looking for ways to save £57 million and the closure of RAH ward 15 is part of those cuts
We call on the health board to scrap it's plan to remove the children's ward at the RAH and to keep paediatric services at the hospital.
Why is this important?
Greater Glasgow and Clyde health board wants to close the children's ward, at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley. This would force families to travel with sick children to hospitals in Glasgow, often with poor public transport access.
The closure may also have a catastrophic domino effect on other services at the RAH.