NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
- 5th Floor, Tara House
- 46 Bath Street
- G2 1HJ
- Telephone: 0845 3000 831
- Web: http://www.nhsggc.org.uk
Location and hospitals in the trust
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde is the largest National Health Service provider in the UK employing more than 44,000 people and with an annual operating budget of just under £2 Billion. In partnership with eight local authorities, we are responsible for the health needs of a population of 1.2 million people, almost a quarter of the entire Scottish population.
Our university affiliated hospitals provide acute services to the Glasgow and Clyde region and include the city hospitals of Stobhill in the north , the Victoria Hospitals and Southern General Hospitals in the south, Glasgow Royal Infirmary in the east and the Western Infirmary, The Royal Hospital for Sick Children and Gartnavel Hospitals in the west of the city. The town of Paisley and wider Renfrewshire region is served by the Royal Alexandra Hospital, Greenock and the Inverclyde region by Inverclyde Royal Hospital and Dumbarton town and West Dunbartonshire region by the Vale of Leven District General Hospital. Additionally we have a number of smaller local hospitals serving patients in the wider Glasgow and Clyde community. For a comprehensive list of our sites and locations click here.
Our hospitals and staff have a world-renowned reputation, backed up by a long tradition of excellence – antiseptic surgery and ultrasound, as well as many other innovations, were pioneered in our hospitals. Furthermore, we count on excellent undergraduate and postgraduate teaching facilities - supported by the world-famous University of Glasgow Medical School and Glasgow Caledonian University to educate and train the health professionals of the future.
Specialties and achievements
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde includes; the renowned Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre, The Queen Elizabeth National Spinal Injuries unit, The Institute of Neurological Sciences, The Glasgow Homeopathic Hospital, The Duncan Guthrie Institute of Medical Genetics and the Ferguson-Smith Centre for Clinical Genetics, leading psychiatric centres for the treatment of addiction and a medium secure forensic psychiatric unit. In 2009 we opened two state of the art Ambulatory Care centres at Stobhill and the Victoria Hospitals, purpose-designed to deliver outpatient, day case, day surgical and minor injuries care.
Further resources are also being concentrated on three other sites (at Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Gartnavel and Southern General Campuses) to create centres of excellence for surgical, medical and emergency care. One location in particular - the planned new South Glasgow Acute Hospital at the Southern General Campus- will be among the largest in the UK. A new specialist children’s hospital will also be located on the Southern site. The adult and children's hospital will be integrated within a single building, albeit with separate entrances and building identities.
Mental Health Services are also undergoing transformation with more than £100 million used to create new purpose-built facilities at three locations: Gartnavel Campus, Stobhill Campus and Southern General Campus. These offer second-to-none inpatient and day services, delivering the best possible care.
A new Laboratory Facility providing Biochemistry, Haematology, Pathology, Genetics and city wide mortuary services is planned for the Southern General Campus and is scheduled to open in 2011.
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