Glasgow patients benefit from treatment at the Golden Jubilee

The Golden Jubilee has collaborated with NHS Boards across Scotland since 2002
The Golden Jubilee has collaborated with NHS Boards across Scotland since 2002

The Golden Jubilee National Hospital helped more than 13,000 patients from the NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde area last year to be treated faster in key demand specialties such as diagnostic imaging, hip and knee replacements and cataract operations.

Since 2002, the Golden Jubilee has collaborated with NHS Boards across Scotland, helping patients from Stranraer to Stornoway to be treated or diagnosed faster than ever before.

The independent national NHS Board provides vital regional and national heart and lung services as well as being one of Europe’s largest and best known planned care hospitals, specialising in key demand procedures such as hip and knee replacements, cataracts, general surgery, endoscopy and diagnostic imaging.

For NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde, the Golden Jubilee performed:

8,663 diagnostic imaging procedures,

2,729 ophthalmology procedure (cataracts),

913 general surgery procedures, and

719 orthopaedic procedures.

Jann Gardner, chief executive of the NHS Golden Jubilee, commented: “We are delighted to be able to work with our NHS colleagues across the country by treating more patients year on year to deliver equity of treatment and access for as many patients as possible.

“This will continue as we work on expanding the Golden Jubilee National Hospital. We have already introduced new diagnostic imaging machines and are currently building our new eye unit that will open in 2020. This will be followed by expansion in providing hip and knee replacements, general surgery and scope services.

“We would not be able to carry out the much needed surgeries and procedures that Scottish patients need without our dedicated and caring staff who go the extra mile for our patients. We now look forward to ensuring that we do our very best to continue to provide a high quality health service for more and more patients to experience.”