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KS08 2001 Census data - Health and provision of unpaid care in Kilsyth, Cumbernauld and Croy     (more demographic info)

Limiting long-term illness


General health

Carers - Provision of unpaid care

All people - total population Percentage of people with limiting long-term illness Percentage of people of working age population2 Percentage of people whose health was All people who provide unpaid care

Percentage of people who provide unpaid care

  Good Fairly good Not good  

Hours a week

1 - 19 hours a week 20 - 49 hours a week 50 or more hours 
Scotland 5,062,011   20.31  15.55   67.91  21.94  10.15  481,579  63.46  12.52  24.02
Croy 659   29.29  28.54  60.09  23.52  16.39  58   39.66  22.41  37.93
Cumbernauld 49,664    19.01  15.84  67.78  21.56  10.66  5,019   62.64  12.81  24.55
Kilsyth 9,816   23.47  18.63  63.03  24.66 12.31 1,055  59.05  13.74  27.20

Analysis - Kilsyth has a significantly higher than average number of people with poor health, and over 1,000 carers, of whom nearly 300 care for over 50 hours per week. Croy has very high health care needs, whilst Cumbernauld is very similar to the Scottish average.

 KS21 Households with dependent children and households with limiting long-term illness
Settlement/Locality All households

Percentage of households with

No adults in employment   With dependent children1 All households with one or more persons with a limiting long-term illness
With dependent children1 Without dependent children1 All ages Aged 0 - 4
Scotland 2,192,246    5.11          33.87          28.16          10.34          36.60  
Croy 298    13.76          42.62          34.23          14.09          50.67 
Cumbernauld 19,839    5.32          26.43          34.37          13.47          37.07 
Kilsyth 4,144    6.64  35.71  30.12   12.09 43.89 
1  A dependent child is a person in a household aged 0 to 15 (whether or not in a family) or a person aged 16 to 18 who is a full-time student in a  family with parent(s).
2  Limiting long-term illness covers any long-term illness, health problem or disability which limits daily activities or work.



DSCF0068.jpg (34634 bytes)"A rounded view of this constituency (Cumbernauld and Kilsyth) would suggest that it has a lower than average proportion of older people in the population. Household income in this constituency is close to the Scottish average and there is a higher unemployment rate. All the health indicators are either better than or very close to the Scottish average": PHIS

Volunteers needed for local charity befriending scheme for elderly or people with a disability - phone Jean Megan  on 870005 or email now - full training and expenses provided.         Northern Corridor Befriending Project

Cottage Hospital wins top marks

Kilsyth Victoria Memorial Cottage Hospital may be small in size but is clearly big on delivering a quality service. Following a rigorous independent evaluation of the service by the Cabinet Office, ĎModernising Public Service Groupí the hospital has been awarded the prestigious Charter Mark Award for excellence. The winning team at Kilsyth were one of only 55 public sector organisations across Scotland who achieved the Award this year. Sister Margaret Brown who attended the Award ceremony in Londonís QE II Conference Centre, said "We are very pleased to have gained recognition as providers of best practice. This success reflects out commitment to team work and partnership between hospital and community staff, the patients, their relatives and the local community."

To achieve Charter Mark the multi-professional staff had to demonstrate that they provide outstanding service which puts patients and the public first and that they are continually seeking ways to improve.

Recent developments include extensive refurbishment of the unit with the introduction of comprehensive nursing documentation, a new audio taped menu system for people who are visually impaired as well as the installation of a telephone audio aid for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Martin Hill, Chief Executive of Lanarkshire Primary Care NHS Trust said " We are delighted that the excellent service provided by the Kilsyth Victoria Cottage Hospital team has been recognised by winning Charter Mark at the first time of asking. The award winners have set a standard which we are committed to developing in other areas of the Trust.

Kilsyth Victoria Cottage Hospital had another visit from Charter Mark, the quality awards body, on the 25/07/2002. This went very well and they will be informed of the result of the visit by the first week in November

Katrina Purcell, Volunteers Co-ordinator with NHS Lanarkshire is currently co-ordinating activities around the centenary  of the Cottage Hospital which takes place next year. "We recognise how important the cottage hospital is to the people of Kilsyth and therefore want to involve the community in not just the celebration of the centenary but also the planning of the year". Email Katrina here

Lanarkshire Health Council

Tel: 01698 258188

A voluntary group which exists to promote the health care needs of the community and ensure that their interests are properly represented to the NHS. Can also help if you have a complaint or problem with the NHS.

Kilsyth Community Council supports the Stobhill hospital campaign

After years of campaigning to persuade the Greater Glasgow Health Board to retain the Stobhill Hospital, the Board have decided to recommend its closure. Also to close are the Western Infirmary and Victoria Infirmary.

Gartnavel is to be expanded to take over from the Western. On the south side of the city there will be only one hospital, though a decision on whether it will be an expanded Southern General or a new hospital on a greenfield site at Cowglen has not yet been made. Stobhill is to be replaced by a new "ambulatory care and diagnostic centre".

The total cost of the developments will be in the region of £700 million. The green light was also given for a new £50 million cancer unit at the Beatson Oncology Centre at Gartnavel Hospital.

We oppose these developments, as we believe that Stobhill offers a more accessible emergency and general hospital service than Monklands, and has better public transport links.


Moss Chemists  

24-28 Main St, Kilsyth, Glasgow
G65 0AQ  Map

01236 822187

National Co-operative Chemists Ltd  

70 Main St, Kilsyth, Glasgow
G65 0AL  Map

01236 826326


57 Main St, Kilsyth, Glasgow
G65 0AH  Map

01236 822177



Health Board Area:            Lanarkshire



 DSCF0068.jpg (34634 bytes)LOCAL HEALTH CENTRE

Kilsyth Health Centre
Kilsyth G65 0HU

01236 822081


Other Professions Involved:


Community Nurses:           Sandra Mclean, Team Leader

Tel. No. 01236 - 822151


Margaret Brown, Sister In Charge,

Kilsyth Victoria Hospital, Kilsyth

Tel. No. 01236 - 822172


Physiotherapy:                    Mags. Thomson, Team Leader,

            Condorrat Health Centre

            Tel. No. 01236 723383


Speech And Language:          Anne McDade, Team Leader,

Condorrat Health Centre

Tel. No. 01236 - 723383


Podiatry:                                Wilma Ritchie, Team Leader,

Abronhill Health Centre, Cumbernauld

Tel. No. 01236 - 731881


CPNs:                          Mental Health, Lennox Road, Lennox House, Seafar, Cumbernauld    

Tel. No. 01236 - 780087


Social Work                        Saafa Baxter,

Social Work Department, Town Centre, Cumbernauld

Tel. No. 01236 - 784000


Other Contractors Involved:        


 Community Dental:          

  Kilsyth Health Centre

                                                  Tel. No. 01236 - 822151 

                                                  Central Health Centre, Cumbernauld

                                                  Tel. No. 01236 -73

  Abronhill Health Centre

                                                 Tel. No. 01236 - 731881


Major Charities

Alzheimer Scotland * Action on Dementia

Archdiocese of Glasgow

Brothers of Charity Services

Camphill Scotland

Capability Scotland

Cornerstone Community Care


Epilepsy Action Scotland

Erskine Hospital

Key Housing Association


Margaret Blackwood Housing Association

National Schizophrenia Fellowship

Outlook Housing Association



Rehab Scotland

Richmond Fellowship Scotland

Scottish Association for Mental Health

Sense Scotland

Thistle Foundation

Unity Enterprise Ltd



List of hospitals

HOSPITAL                                                  DISTANCE FROM KILSYTH

Kilsyth Victoria Cottage Hospital (700 yards)
19 Glasgow Rd, Kilsyth, Glasgow
G65 9AG    Map
01236 822172
Stobhill Hospital (10 miles)
Bonnybridge Hospital (7.4 miles)
Falkirk Rd, Bonnybridge
Stirlingshire, FK4 1BD    Map
01324 814685
Alexander Hospital (7.8 miles)
83 Blair Rd, Coatbridge
Lanarkshire, ML5 2EW    Map
01236 422661
Monklands Hospital (8.2 miles)
Monkscourt Av, Airdrie
Lanarkshire, ML6 0JS    Map
01236 748748
Greater Glasgow Primary Care N H S Trust (8.7 miles)
Mackinnon House/133 Balornock Rd, Glasgow
G21 3UZ    Map
0141-531 3100
Wester Moffat Hospital (8.9 miles)
Towers Rd, Airdrie
Lanarkshire, ML6 8LW    Map
01236 763377
Glasgow Royal Infirmary University NHS Trust (9.2 miles)
Lightburn Hospital/966 Carntyne Rd, Glasgow
G32 6ND    Map
0141-211 1500
Abbey King's Park Hospital (9.3 miles)
Polmaise Rd, Stirling
Stirlingshire, FK7 9PU    Map
01786 451669
Stirling Royal Infirmary NHS Trust (10 miles)
Livilands Gate, Stirling
FK8 2AU    Map
01786 434000
Falkirk & District Royal Infirmary NHS Trust (10 miles)
Majors Loan, Falkirk
Stirlingshire, FK1 5QE    Map
01324 624000
Bellshill Maternity Hospital (10 miles)
North Rd, Bellshill
Lanarkshire, ML4 3JN    Map
01698 747292
Forth Valley Acute Hospitals N H S Trust (10 miles)
Trust Head Quarters/Westburn Av, Falkirk
, FK1 5SU    Map
01324 678532
Glasgow Royal Infirmary (10.5 miles)
84-106 Castle St, Glasgow
G4 0SF    Map
0141-211 4000
Glasgow Royal Maternity Hospital (10.5 miles)
Rottenrow, Glasgow
G4 0NA    Map
0141-211 5400
Princes Street Day Hospital (10.5 miles)
5 Princes St, Stirling
FK8 1HQ    Map
01786 474230
Acorn Street Day Hospital (11 miles)
23 Acorn St, Glasgow
G40 4AN    Map
0141-556 4789
Medical Rehabilitation Unit (11 miles)
80 Bellshill Rd, Uddingston, Glasgow
G71 7NE    Map
01698 306020
Glasgow Dental Hospital (11 miles)
378 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow
G2 3JZ    Map
0141-211 9600
Homoeopathic Hospital (11.5 miles)
1053 Great Western Rd, Glasgow
G12 0XP    Map
0141-211 1600
Gartnavel General Hospital (11.5 miles)
1053 Great Western Rd, Glasgow
G12 0YN    Map
0141-211 3000
Western Infirmary (11.5 miles)
Dumbarton Rd, Glasgow
G11 6NT    Map
0141-211 2000
Gartnavel Royal Hospital (12 miles)
1055 Great Western Rd, Glasgow
G12 0XH    Map
0141-211 3600
Queen Mothers Hospital (12 miles)
Dalnair St, Glasgow
G3 8SJ    Map
0141-201 0550
Yorkhill NHS Trust (12 miles)
Main Switchboard/Dalnair St, Glasgow
G3 8SJ    Map
0141-201 0000
Victoria Infirmary NHS Trust (13 miles)
Langside Rd, Glasgow
G42 9TY    Map
0141-201 6000
Cleland Hospital (13 miles)
Bellside Rd, Cleland, Motherwell
Lanarkshire, ML1 5NR    Map
01698 860293
Southern General Hospital N H S Trust (13 miles)
1345 Govan Rd, Glasgow
G51 4TF    Map
0141-201 1100
Langside Priory Hospital (13.5 miles)
38 Mansionhouse Rd, Langside, Glasgow
G41 3DW    Map
0141-636 6116
Primary Care N H S Trust (13.5 miles)
Strathclyde Hospital/Airbles Rd, Motherwell
Lanarkshire, ML1 3BW    Map
01698 267621
Adult Day Hospital (13.5 miles)
49 Airbles Rd, Motherwell
Lanarkshire, ML1 2TP    Map
01698 269336
Airbles Road Centre (13.5 miles)
Rehabilitation Centre/59 Airbles Rd, Motherwell
Lanarkshire, ML1 2TP    Map
01698 261331
Wishaw General Hospital (15 miles)
50 Netherton Street, Wishaw
Lanarkshire, ML2 0DP    Map
01698 361100
HCI (Scotland) Ltd (15 miles)
Beardmore St, Clydebank
Dunbartonshire, G81 4HX    Map
0141-951 5000
Ross Hall Hospital (15 miles)
221 Crookston Rd, Glasgow
G52 3NQ    Map
0141-810 3151
Cowglen Hospital (15 miles)
Boydstone Rd, Glasgow
G53 6XJ    Map
0141-211 9200
Leverndale Hospital (15 miles)
510 Crookston Rd, Glasgow
G53 7TU    Map
0141-211 6400