Hospital campaigners have demanded health board bosses put together a 15-year action plan for the Vale of Leven Hospital to “stabilise services” in Alexandria.

Jim Moohan, chairman of Hospitalwatch, told the Reporter they were “the most blunt they’ve been” when they met with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) interim chief operating officer acute Jonathan Best and director of Clyde Marie Farrell on Wednesday.

The action plan demand comes in the midst of public anger at an NHSGGC proposal to centralise breast services at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley.

Mr Moohan says they were assured that the breast services at the Alexandria site will “remain as is”.

He said: “We made it abundantly clear that the breast services in Alexandria must remain as is.

“We have been very reasonable and positive as a group, and we’ve made it clear that we will not accept any further changes at Alexandria.

“There will be no changes, and if there is then there will be consultation and engagement.

“We demanded that, within the bubble of centralisation, we have requested that there will be an action plan for the next 10 to 15 years that will stabilise services at Alexandria.”

Mr Moohan explained that this is the “most blunt” the Hospitalwatch has been with the health board to date.

“The director has promised to have regular meetings with us so he can update us,” he continued.

“We have played the game, but now we’re saying ‘no more’. It stops right now. We are not accepting any more. There’s no back sliding now.”

Mr Best said they had “a very productive meeting” with Hospitalwatch and he promised to keep them updated on issues affecting the Vale of Leven Hospital.

He added: “We discussed at some length our Moving Forward Together blueprint, which was recently approved by the board and sets out how services will be delivered to meet the health and social care needs of our population in the future.

“We hope to have regular meetings with Hospitalwatch as this process progresses.”