Golden Jubilee National Hospital
|Golden Jubilee National Hospital|
|NHS Scotland Special NHS board|
Golden Jubilee National Hospital and Conference Hotel
|Location||Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire, Scotland|
|Care system||NHS Scotland|
|Affiliated university||University of Glasgow Medical School
Glasgow Caledonian University
NHS National Waiting Times Centre
|Lists||Hospitals in Scotland|
The Golden Jubilee National Hospital occupies the north bank of the River Clyde at Dalmuir, but receives referrals from across the country. The Clydebank hospital is Scotland's flagship hospital for reducing patient waiting times. The NHS National Waiting Times Centre is an NHS Special Board made up of two distinct parts - the Golden Jubilee National Hospital and the Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel.
The hospital is home to the West of Scotland Heart and Lung Centre, which opened in 2007. It carries out the most thoracic surgeries in the United Kingdom and Ireland It provides regional and national services; including the West of Scotland Optimal Reperfusion Service, providing primary angioplasty. The centre has four cath labs including a dedicated electrophysiology lab.
The hospital is one of the leading hospitals for orthopaedics in UK.The Orthopaedics department pioneered a CALEDONIAN technique for post op pain relief, quick mobilisation and early discharge of patients. It is a centres where computer assisted joint replacements are performed and has done extensive research in this field.
The site was once part of the William Beardmore and Company Naval Construction Works. Built by William Beardmore, between 1901 and 1906, the yard covered nearly 100 acres (40 hectares), making it was one of the largest shipyards in the UK. It produced a large range of products, including ships of all descriptions, aircraft, airships, tanks, guns, shells and mines. After World War I, it constructed locomotives and steel houses. The yard became uneconomic in the 1920s and closed its gates for the last time in 1930. Later used as ROF Dalmuir, many of the buildings survived into the 1980s, with some shipbreaking on the site.
Planning permission was granted in October 1988. The hospital was built in 1994, as a private hospital by the American company Health Care International. The initial cost was £180 million. Six months after opening, receivers were involved and several months after that, it was being run by the Middle Eastern-based Abu Dhabi Investment Company. The controversial venture proved unsuccessful in private hands and the hospital was purchased in 2002 by the Scottish Executive for the National Health Service, at a cost of £37.5 million. Initially known as the National Waiting Times Centre, it was soon renamed the Golden Jubilee National Hospital.
The on-site Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel is a 168-room four-star hotel and conference centre. Formerly known as the Beardmore Hotel, it was built to accommodate the relatives of the wealthy private patients. Now also owned by the National Health Service, it hosts medical conferences.
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