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As part of the Scottish Government’s £200 million investment to meet demand for elective procedures, our services are expanding to treat more patients than ever before.

Phase 1: Eye Centre

NHS Golden Jubilee’s new, state-of-the-art, Eye Centre began treating patients in November 2020 and is the most accessible healthcare facility in the UK.

It is Phase 1 of Scotland’s first National Treatment Centres and is also part of the planned expansion of the Golden Jubilee University National Hospital.

With the ability to carry out more than 18,000 cataract procedures every year, the facility includes 6 purpose-built twin theatres as well as integrated outpatient and diagnostic facilities.

Our Ophthalmology Unit has continued to expand over the years to treat more patients from all across the country and now carries out 25% of all cataract operations in NHS Scotland.

Phase 2: Surgical Centre

One of our key objectives on behalf of NHS Scotland is the reduction of waiting times in key elective specialities. As such, we are the largest orthopaedic centre in Europe, carrying out 25% of all hip and knee replacements and revisions in Scotland.

Our pioneering Orthopaedic team developed the Caledonian Enhanced Recovery Programme, allowing patients to be mobilised on the day of surgery, leading to improved outcomes and faster recovery times.

The team led on this programme’s rollout on a “Once for Scotland” basis, improving the standard of care for patients all across the country.

Work continues on Phase 2 of our expansion with the new Surgical Centre, which is scheduled to be completed in winter 2023 / 2024. 

The Centre will include:

  • Additional general surgery, orthopaedic and endoscopy facilities
  • New surgical admissions and recovery unit
  • New Central Sterile Processing Department
  • New Day Case / Day Surgery admission unit
  • Additional Post Anaesthetic Care Unit (PACU) spaces
  • Extra outpatient and pre-operative assessment area and diagnostic space
  • A large theatre recovery facility for our patients

Our Strategy

Our strategy aims to sustain existing services in core clinical specialties such as cardiothoracic surgery, interventional cardiology, ophthalmology and orthopaedics, as well as developing facilities and teams to optimise outcomes, productivity and care experience.

We are developing a number of services including general surgery, endoscopy, robotic surgery and highly complex cancer surgery to create new essential capacity to meet the needs of NHSScotland.

NHS Golden Jubilee will continue the development of our existing facilities to provide the greatest benefit for NHS Scotland. This will include increasing the utilisation of all core facilities such as the new 6-theatre Eye Centre, fully opening beds on our 4th floor and increasing occupancy, as well as increasing the utilisation of all existing theatres and diagnostic capacity.

We will continue to deliver high quality care through our existing regional and national services and our elective care provision. We will always strive to improve outcomes for the people of Scotland who need our services by further developing world class innovative models of care.

The delivery of the expansions of our elective care provision through new hospital facilities is fundamental to our future and plays a major role in the NHSScotland’s Health and Social Care Delivery Plan.


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