HAVE ACADs A ROLE IN THE FUTURE OF THE HEALTH SERVICE?

Authors

  • Brian Cowan South Glasgow Hospitals University NHS Trust
  • Chris Levison Victoria Infirmary

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/hscc.v3i2.23

Keywords:

chaplaincy, education, healthcare

Abstract

In the ever evolving NHS change is the one consistent factor. For some change is exciting, for others it’s threatening. No community likes to ‘lose’ its hospital, but what if change could bring a better local service? Brian Cowan reflects on the development of ACADs as a complimentary alternative to the traditional hospital site: a service and buildings redesigned around the patients. Chris Levison reflects on the practical implications the change could have on chaplaincy including: multidisciplinary team-working, spiritual needs, and closer community contacts. These papers were presented at the Chaplaincy Conference at Crieff in May 2000.

Author Biographies

Brian Cowan, South Glasgow Hospitals University NHS Trust

Brian Cowan is Director of Medical Services, South Glasgow Hospitals University NHS Trust, Glasgow

Chris Levison, Victoria Infirmary

Rev Chris Levison is chaplain at the Victoria Infirmary, Glasgow. The site of a proposed new A.C.A.D.

References

SCOTTISH OFFICE 1999 Scottish Office news release 7th April 1999

HEALTH MINISTER 1999 Mr Sam Galbraith Health Minister Scottish Parliament 22nd March 1999

Published

2013-06-11

How to Cite

Cowan, B., & Levison, C. (2013). HAVE ACADs A ROLE IN THE FUTURE OF THE HEALTH SERVICE?. Health and Social Care Chaplaincy, 23-27. https://doi.org/10.1558/hscc.v3i2.23

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