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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-18526: Anas Sarwar (Glasgow)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 3 September 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what provision for children and young people with type 1 diabetes will be offered by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde after the Royal Hospital for Sick Children at Yorkhill fully closes, and whether it will provide an update on the board's proposed integrated type 1 service for 0 to 25-year-olds.

Answered by: Jeane Freeman 13 September 2018

Planning is in progress for the relocation of services from the Royal Hospital for Sick Children at Yorkhill once it fully closes. Moving the service onto the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital campus is one of the options being considered. NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde are fully committed to engaging with patients and families during this planning process.

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde have made a number of incremental steps towards the '0 to 25 years old' service. For example, diabetes paediatric services extended from an age threshold of 13 to 18 years, and the service is supported by joint working between paediatricians and adult diabetes consultants. The Board has also created a "Transition" specialist role aimed at developing the transition pathway for young adults.