Delivering care through collaboration
December 04, 2018

As part of the Scottish Government’s National Treatment Centres programme to meet demand for elective procedures, our services are expanding to treat more patients than ever before.

The expansion is being delivered in a phased approach, with Phase 1 now complete with the opening of our new state-of-the-art eye centre. This is the UK’s most accessible healthcare facility and includes 6 purpose-built twin theatres, as well as integrated outpatient and diagnostic facilities.

Work continues on Phase 2, which will be completed in Winter 2023/24 and 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

The key objectives of the expansion project, are to:

  • create sufficient additional elective care capacity for the West of Scotland region to meet the predicted need for elective care by 2035;
  • provide innovative patient centred models of care that are both efficient and sustainable;
  • provide sustainable workforce models that ensure NHS Golden Jubilee remains an exemplar employer and an attractive place for staff to work;
  • reduce or eliminate routine use of the private sector;
  • reduce the chances of cancellation of elective surgery and reduce cancellation rates;
  • enable delivery of current and future Government guarantees on inpatient / day case waiting times on a sustainable basis; and
  • deliver increased efficiency and productivity, adopting the principles of Better Care, Better Health and Better Value as set out in the Scottish Government “Health and Social Care Delivery Plan”.

Further information

For any further information relating to the expansion, contact the Communications team on 0141 951 5073/5195 or email comms@gjnh.scot.nhs.uk


Press Releases

Title of Release   Date of Release
Scotland’s most accessible healthcare facility unveiled   14 December 2021
Expanding NHS Golden Jubilee   29 July 2021
Opening of specialist eye facility   11 December 2020
Health Secretary Visits New Golden Jubilee Eye Centre   26 August 2019
Building work starts on Golden Jubilee’s new cataract unit   29 March 2019
Chair Blog: Golden Jubilee expansion takes a step forward   30 November 2017
Golden Jubilee expansion moves forward   17 November 2017
An eye to the future   12 June 2017
£5 million investment to boost the economy and improve patient care   10 August 2016
Multi million pound vision of the future   9 November 2015


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