Following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, we are now in a period of national mourning, which we recognise will be a very upsetting time for many.

To mark the state funeral of Her Majesty The Queen, Monday 19 September 2022 will be a public holiday across Scotland. As such, there may be some changes to health and social care services across NHSGGC.

What this means for you.

In line with Scottish Government guidance, we will endeavor to honour all scheduled appointments as far as practicable. Therefore, if you have an appointment with one of our health and social care services, we ask that you please keep it or contact the relevant service in advance should you wish to reschedule.

Likewise, if your appointment will be affected by the national holiday, we will take all necessary steps to contact you in advance to reschedule. While we will do everything possible to minimise the impact to our patients, we would like to apologise in advance, should you be affected. We would also like to reassure you that if your appointment needs to change, we will take steps to reappoint you as soon as possible.

We will, as far as we are able, continue to operate as many of our services as possible across our hospitals, community settings and mental health services. This will include elective surgery, and care in our adult and children’s care homes.

Our community clinics, administering COVID and flu vaccinations to adults, will remain open, so if you have an appointment, please do what you can to attend or contact NHSInform to reschedule.

Unfortunately, our vaccination clinics for pre-school children will be closed and appointments will be rescheduled. Our vaccination team is in the process of contacting affected families to offer alternative appointments.

Local GPs and Pharmacies will be closed on Monday 19 September. If you have an appointment scheduled for Monday, your GP should be in contact in the coming days to reschedule, however, patients may also contact your local practice to agree an alternative date. Members of the public are asked that in line with planned public and bank holidays, please ensure that you take necessary steps to ensure you have enough medication and / or your prescriptions have been filled in advance of Monday. Our GP Out of Hours Services will remain operational for urgent issues that cannot wait until your usual GP Practice re-opens.

We would encourage anyone who has any concerns or wishes to check the status of your appointment, to please contact your relevant health and social care service or provider.

We would like to thank our patients, service users, members of the public and our staff for your patience, understanding and support during this time.

One comment

  1. Just what we needed.Closing all of the GP surgeries , shutting pharmacies, cancelling hospital operation,. What a way to pay tribute by denying medical care.
    Sorry but you cannot dress this up any other way.

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