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Medical diversion as mental health emergencies switched from Paisley to Glasgow

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Get the stories that matter to you sent straight to your inbox with our daily newsletter.People stricken by mental health emergencies in Renfrewshire are being diverted AWAY from the area’s acute hospital.In normal times, patients would be seen at the accident and emergency unit at the Royal Alexandra Hospital  in Paisley.But health experts juggling the pandemic have been forced to intervene, in a bid to protect the A&E for physical ailments and injuries.New mental health units have had to be set up at two Glasgow hospitals - Leverndale in Pollok and Stobhill in Springburn.The assessments would usually be carried out by staff at the RAH emergency department.The move also impacts on patients who would have headed for Inverclyde Royal..

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