17th October 2011,
Marriot Hotel, 500 Argyle Street, Glasgow
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More than 280 patients and members of the public attended NHSGGC’s annual review today. The review was chaired by the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing, Nicola Sturgeon.
The Board’s senior management team reported that thanks to the tremendous efforts of our 40,000 staff we were able to report significant achievements in meeting or exceeding the vast majority of our heat targets through which thousands of patients have benefited from earlier treatment.
Chief Executive Robert Calderwood said: “Continuing to meet or exceed these tough targets, whilst at the same time maintaining a balanced budget, is particularly pleasing when viewed in the context that we treated some 280,000 inpatients, 1.2 million new outpatients, 482,000 A&E attendances and 156,000 day cases in 2010/11.”
Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing Nicola Sturgeon said: “We are committed to protecting the NHS in Scotland and ensuring quality care for every patient, every time. “NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde deserves credit for its many successes, and should also take the opportunity to learn where improvements can be made and make changes.
“This has been a positive meeting and I am encouraged by much that I have seen and heard today. The Board has met most of its performance targets, and is exercising sound financial control. Maintaining this control and these effective relationships will be essential in these more difficult financial times; I am confident that the Board understand the need to maintain the quality of frontline services whilst demonstrating best value for taxpayers’ investment.
“That’s why it is so important we hold Boards to account in public and this year’s annual review has allowed us to listen, ask questions and help shape the future provision of healthcare across the area.”