Closing homeopathic hospital could be a “no-brainer”
FRESH doubt has been cast over the future of Glasgow Homeopathic Hospital, as managers stop sending patients to the wards.
Members of the British Medical Association have already said the NHS should stop funding such hospitals, arguing there is no evidence they work.
Now, Robert Calderwood said one health board has decided to cease referring patients. If others followed, he said, he would have to look at how much the hospital is costing the health board.
With cuts of about £50 million in the next financial year, and the BMA calling for funding to be withdrawn, Mr Calderwood said of closing the hospital: “You could be forgiven for thinking it is a no-brainer.”