Fast facts

Our fast facts are a quick guide to everything about the Golden Jubilee National Hospital.

General facts

• A national resource for NHSScotland
• Centre of excellence in orthopaedics 
• Home to regional and national heart and lung services
• Only hospital to carry our heart transplants in Scotland.
• One of the largest elective orthopaedic centres in Europe, 
• Home of the busiest lung surgery unit in the UK
• Pioneered the Enhanced Recovery Service for orthopaedics
• Scotland’s largest provider of cataract procedures
• Only NHS facility to have a four star conference hotel on site
• First Scottish hospital to carry out a replacement heart valve through a vein in the leg – avoiding the need for open heart surgery.
• Only Scottish hospital to use a Ventricular Assist Device implant - also known as mechanical heart
• UK’s fastest “Door to Balloon” time for patients requiring Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PPCI)
• Developed an innovative programme which allows medical students, trainee doctors and clinicians to practice surgical techniques on 3D models and animations
• Leaders of an ambitious new national health and social care innovation fund
• Developed a unique Quality Framework that provides assurance that safe, effective, person centred care is delivered at all times
• First Scottish hospital to trial 3D imaging technology to carry out complex thoracic procedures, making them safer, quicker and more effective for patients

Fast figures


• 3,000 procedures in first year
• Carried out 500,000 procedures since 2002
• Performs over 25% of all hip and knee replacements for NHSScotland 
• Carries out about 15 % of all cataract operations for the NHS in Scotland
• All cardiac surgery performed in under nine weeks
• Over 1600 staff
• Over 100 volunteers and lay members
• Above 97 per cent compliance with national hand hygiene audits
• Above 90 per cent score on the National Cleaning Services Monitoring Tool
• Number of research projects has increased by 150% between 2008/09 and 2013/14
• 97% positive engagement score through interactions with the media, patients and the general public
• Met all Treatment Time Guarantees for patients (March 2015)
• 94% of patients rated the Golden Jubilee between eight and 10 out of 10 in the most recent Inpatient Survey




• Approximately 230 patient beds
• Four cardiac catheterisation (cath) labs
• 16 theatres
• State of the art diagnostic imaging suite
• Single en-suite rooms for all inpatients
• Cleaning teams report to Infection Control
• State-of-the-art Innovation Centre




• Highly Commended in the Catering Service of the Year – Hospital Caterers Association Awards 2015
• Runner-up in the Employer of the Year category at the inaugural Icon Awards 2015
• Top 100 Employers in the UK - Stonewall Workplace Equality Index 2015
• Investors in Diversity Stage 2 accreditation (Full Investor) - March 2013
• Investor in Volunteer accreditation
• Stonewall Diversity Champion
• Runner up – Patient Experience Network Awards 2012
• Gold award – Healthy Working Lives
• Mentally Healthy Workplace

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