The future of Glasgow Homeopathic Hospital has been cast into doubt, with some NHS bosses refusing to send patients there.
Members of the British Medical Association (BMA) have said the NHS should stop funding such hospitals, arguing there is no evidence of their effectiveness. The chief executive of the health board, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Robert Calderwood, said that last year one health board had decided to stop referring patients to the hospital. And he warned that, if others follow suit, he will have to look at how much the hospital is costing the health board. With cuts of about £50m to find in the next financial year, the BMA is calling for funding to be withdrawn.
Mr Calderwood said: “You could be forgiven for thinking it is a no-brainer.”