Chair blog


Every month our Chair blog keeps you up to date with what's going on at the Golden Jubilee Foundation. Our latest Chair Blogs come to you from our Interim Chair, Stewart MacKinnon; for more information you can view Stewart's profile on the Board Members section.




Chair Blog: Good news or bad? We benefit from everyone’s experience

September 21, 2016
We’ve just received feedback through the national inpatient survey carried out last year where 584 of our patients answered questions about their experience of the Golden Jubilee National Hospital. This was quite a detailed questionnaire that covered areas s…

Chair blog: serving the nation

August 10, 2016
The world of modern healthcare is constantly changing and with a population who are living healthier, longer lives, it is essential that health services continue to find new ways to improve our services for patients, and to develop new partnerships and ways of…

Chair blog: education for innovation

July 5, 2016
Earlier this month, we launched an extremely exciting collaboration with West College Scotland.

Chair blog: scoping for the future

May 25, 2016
As we have evolved in our role as Scotland’s flagship hospital, there have been some incredible changes at the Golden Jubilee National Hospital since joining the NHS in 2002. None more so than the major service merger which took place in 2008, when we establ…

Chair blog: cooking up a storm

April 25, 2016
I am delighted to have been appointed as the Interim Chair of the Golden Jubilee Foundation. Having served as a non-executive member on the Board for many years, I have been privileged to be part of our amazing progress and difference we have made to the lives…

Chair blog: end of an era

February 26, 2016
After five years as Chair of the Golden Jubilee Foundation, I am sorry to be stepping down in the middle of March. As some of you know I am standing for election to the Scottish Parliament and the rules on public appointments mean that I have to resign as Chai…

Chair blog: quality, values and equality

January 29, 2016
This month I am delighted to tell you that the Golden Jubilee Foundation has been named the Top UK Health and Social Care Provider in the prestigious Stonewall Workplace Equality Index (WEI).

Chair blog: Vision of the Future

November 30, 2015
As the home of quality, research and innovation for the NHS in Scotland, we are delighted to announce that we are now working on a significant expansion plan that will allow the Golden Jubilee National Hospital to treat more patients than ever before.

Chair blog: Making history

November 6, 2015
This month, the Golden Jubilee Foundation made history when we were runner-up in the Employer of the Year category at the inaugural Icon Awards.

Chair Blog: patients benefit from advancements in lung surgery

August 31, 2015
This month, I’d like to talk about some of the important advancements we have made in thoracic (lung) surgery at the Golden Jubilee National Hospital.

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