Gartnavel General Hospital

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Gartnavel General Hospital
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
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Gartnavel General Hospital
Geography
Location Great Western Road, Glasgow, Scotland
Organisation
Care system NHS Scotland
Hospital type Teaching
Affiliated university University of Glasgow
Services
Emergency department No
Beds 465[1]
History
Founded 1972
Links
Website Gartnavel General Hospital
Lists Hospitals in Scotland

Gartnavel General Hospital is a teaching hospital in the West End of Glasgow, Scotland. The hospital is located next to the Great Western Road, between Hyndland, Anniesland and Kelvindale. Hyndland railway station is adjacent to the hospital. The name Gartnavel is derived from the Gaelic Gart (field or enclosure) Ubhal (apple) - i.e. field of apple trees.[2]

The hospital was opened in December 1972 beside the existing Gartnavel Royal Hospital,[3] to house units from the Western Infirmary that were relocating while the hospital buildings were being demolished and replaced.[4] The hospital was formally opened by Princess Alexandra in 1973.

Originally a single eight storey block containing 576 beds standing on a three storey podium,[5] further buildings have since been added, with the most recent being a new cancer care centre[6] to replace the current Beatson Oncology Centre facilities that are currently spread between Gartnavel, the Western Infirmary and the Royal Infirmary.[7]

The Brownlee Centre for Infectious and Communicable Diseases opened in 1998, replacing services and research laboratories at the city's Ruchill Hospital. It is one of four laboratories in the UK on the WHO list of laboratories able to perform PCR for rapid diagnosis of influenza A (H1N1) virus infection in humans.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NHSGGC Job Description". NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. 2009. Retrieved 24 June 2010. 
  2. ^ http://www.theglasgowstory.com/story.php?id=TGSAG
  3. ^ "Gartnavel Gala to Mark 30 Great Years". NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. 14 October 2003. Retrieved 29 December 2008. 
  4. ^ Loudon MacQueen; Archibald B. Kerr (1974). The Western Infirmary 1874 - 1974. John Horn Limited. ISBN 0-9505552-0-7. 
  5. ^ Alistair Tough (23 July 1998). "Records of Gartnavel General Hospital, Glasgow, Scotland". Greater Glasgow NHS Board Archive. Retrieved 2006-11-29. 
  6. ^ "Work begins on £87m cancer centre". BBC News. 7 July 2004. Retrieved 2006-11-29. 
  7. ^ "About Us". Beatson Oncology Centre. Archived from the original on 2006-10-05. Retrieved 2006-11-29. 
  8. ^ WHO list of countries able to perform PCR to diagnose influenza A (H1N1) virus infection in humans, 8 May 09

Coordinates: 55°52′59″N 4°18′45″W / 55.88292°N 4.31248°W / 55.88292; -4.31248