Published: Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Golden Jubilee has increased activity by 900%


Annual review panel 


At the Golden Jubilee National Hospital’s Annual Review today, the hospital confirmed that it has responded to national demand for its key specialties and has increased its activity by 900% over the last 10 years.


The Golden Jubilee, which started off delivering 3,000 procedures a year, is now on track to complete its 300,000th procedure by the end of this financial year. In addition, the hospital met all its waiting times targets for 2011/12 and is ready to meet the new 12 week treatment time guarantee.


The Annual Review provided an opportunity for the Minister for Public Health, Michael Matheson MSP, and members of the public to hear about the progress of the Golden Jubilee over the past year.


Other key highlights for the Golden Jubilee in 2011/12:

  • 52% reduction in Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia since April 2011.
  • Ranks above the Scottish average in every category in the “Better Together” patient survey.
  • Confirmed as the busiest Thoracic Centre in theUK.
  • Ranked top NHS Board in Stonewall’s Workplace Equality Index.
  • Carried out an extra 300 joints and continues to be the largest single site elective Orthopaedic Centre inScotland.
  • Continues to deliver leading edge research that is taken from bench to bedside to the benefit of patients.
  • Initiated the NHS regional Clinical Leadership programme.
  • Achieved all financial targets and exceeded efficiency targets. 

Jill Young, Chief Executive of the Golden Jubilee, commented: “I am delighted that in our 10th year as an NHS Board our highly qualified and professional team delivered against all our targets.  That in itself is good, but even better is that each target met represents a safe, effective and quality service for all our patients.  That is what matters most.


“Of course in this year we still have challenges but importantly, we also have many opportunities to provide innovative, safe and effective health care as a national resource to patients across Scotland.” 


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