Dumbarton's MSP Jackie Baillie has organised joint public meetings with Hospitalwatch to discuss the future of hospital services in the area.

The meetings will form part of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s consultation process on their service change programme, Moving Forward Together.

The first meeting will take place on Tuesday, April 9 at the Concord Centre in Dumbarton at 7.30pm, while the second meeting will take place on Thursday, April 11 in Helensburgh Parish Church at 7pm.

Ms Baillie said: “The health board have previously organised one meeting in Alexandria as part of their consultation process for the Moving Forward Together programme but given the potential impact that these changes will have on patients in our local community it is so important that as many people as possible have a say in shaping how our health services will be provided.

“I would encourage as many local people as possible to attend these meetings, we need to make sure that our health service reflects our needs and that there is a bright future for the Vale of Leven hospital.”