Patients, families and the wider public are being encouraged to take part in the engagement process regarding proposed changes to the birthing services at the Inverclyde Royal Hospital Community Maternity Unit (CMU).
Extensive public engagement and formal public consultation on this change was first started in 2007 and carried out over three stages.
This current engagement process outlines the proposal that:
The engagement process also outlines the effort made to positively publicise the service since a previous decision was made to retain birthing services at the CMU.
Margaret McGuire, nursing director, NHSGGC, said: “The engagement process is now open and I would especially encourage women who have used or may use the CMU, and the local community, to share their views on what the board is proposing.
“A dedicated Patient Experience Public Involvement Manager is working together with the Stakeholder Reference Group which was set up to agree on the best ways to engage with those affected and the local communities between now and November.
“Information on the proposal and ways in which people can engage with us can be viewed at www.nhsggc.org.uk/inform-engage-consult/IRHbirthing or people can send us their views by emailing Public.Involvement@ggc.scot.nhs.uk.”