Glasgow Victoria Infirmary

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Glasgow Victoria Infirmary
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
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Old Victoria Infirmary Buildings
Geography
Location Langside Road, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Organisation
Care system Public NHS
Hospital type Teaching
Affiliated university University of Glasgow
Services
Emergency department Yes Accident & Emergency
Beds 370
History
Founded 1890
Links
Website Victoria Infirmary
Lists Hospitals in the United Kingdom

The Glasgow Victoria Infirmary is a teaching hospital with an acute operational bed complement of approximately 370. The hospital is situated at Langside in the south-east of Glasgow, providing a range of high quality health care services including Accident and Emergency, General Medicine (including sub-specialties), General Surgery (including sub-specialties), Medicine for the Elderly (including Assessment, Rehabilitation, and Day Services), Orthopaedics and a wide range of Outpatient clinics.

History[edit]

Campbell Douglas & Sellars won the competition to design the new voluntary hospital for the city's South Side in 1882. Building work began in 1888 and the infirmary was formally opened on St Valentine's Day 1890. The original buildings consisted of two pavilions set at right angles to a central administration block and nurses' home. Additional ward pavilions and other extensions were added later. The hospital was named after Queen Victoria and was granted permission to display the Royal Arms above the entrance.

New Victoria Infirmary[edit]

A new Ambulatory Care Hospital opened on a site opposite the Old Hospital in June 2009, it will eventually replace all services at the existing hospital by 2015, with inpatient and Accident & Emergency services being relocated to the redeveloped Southern General Hospital.

Coordinates: 55°49′39″N 4°16′03″W / 55.82742°N 4.26746°W / 55.82742; -4.26746