A report into the continuing transfer of learning disability patients from Lennox Castle Hospital in Glasgow has criticised the 'planning and delivery of services to children and adolescents'. Lennox Castle, run by Greater Glasgow Primary Care trust, is due to close by March 2002, with its 323 patients discharged into the community. The Scottish Health Advisory Service report found that no contact was made with GPs until after a patient was discharged and that a number of the providers in Glasgow had no formal contracts. The report also highlighted staff recruitment and retention problems.

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