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: Perfect end and bright beginnings

January 31, 2013
January saw us hold two very special Ministerial events to help draw our 10th anniversary celebrations to a close.

Chair blog: Excellent staff continue to shine

December 21, 2012
As we come to the end of another year, it is only natural that we think back to the year that has almost gone. For us here at the Golden Jubilee, 2012 has been an exciting year as we marked our 10th year as part of the NHS in Scotland.

Chair blog: Can we survive the 21st century?

November 30, 2012
It was a real privilege this month to welcome Professor Lord Robert Winston who visited us to deliver our inaugural Beardmore Lecture.

Chair blog: Review, listen and improve

October 31, 2012
Last Wednesday (24 October) we had our Annual Review. The Annual Review isn’t just another meeting – it’s a particularly important and special one.

Chair blog: Valuing you, valuing us, valuing everyone

September 28, 2012
I’ve written before about the importance of our work on equality and diversity and how, as a national resource for Scotland, this is of particular value to us in the quality of patient care we offer

Chair blog: Showcasing our research

August 31, 2012
This month’s blog is about research, an area of particular interest to me. I firmly believe that research is crucial to the NHS in two ways. Research activity helps us investigate, test out and develop responses to the challenges we face. It improves the su…

Chair blog: Clean record

July 31, 2012
As a national resource for NHSScotland, the Golden Jubilee National Hospital prides itself on delivering an excellent service for the people of Scotland.

Chair blog: One hospital, 10 years, 3,000 to 300,000 procedures

June 30, 2012
June has been a busy month at the Golden Jubilee National Hospital – even busier than usual! This month we kicked off our celebrations to mark our 10th birthday as a national resource for the NHS in Scotland.

Chair blog: You get more at the Beardmore

May 31, 2012
In my last blog I wrote a little about the importance of this year because we are celebrating the Golden Jubilee’s tenth anniversary as part of the NHSScotland family. And, of course, this also means the Beardmore Hotel and Conference Centre is celebrating t…

Chair blog: Celebrating 10 years of excellence

April 30, 2012
This year is going to be an exciting one for all of us here at the Golden Jubilee National Hospital as we celebrate 10 years of excellence as part of the NHSScotland family.

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