Published: Wednesday, June 27th, 2012
One hospital, 10 years, 3,000 to 300,000 procedures
The Golden Jubilee National Hospital today (Wednesday 27 June 2012) marks its 10th anniversary by announcing that it will have performed an estimated 300,000 procedures for NHSScotland by the end of the financial year.
Since its purchase in 2002, the Golden Jubilee has helped Scottish NHS Boards by undertaking thousands of procedures to help them meet their waiting times. And since 2008, they have treated Scottish patients requiring diagnosis, intervention and/or care for a range of heart and lung conditions.
Throughout the 10 years, we have helped NHS Boards diagnose and treat patients, including carrying out almost:
- 134,000 procedures for Greater Glasgow and Clyde patients;
- 57,000 procedures for Lanarkshire patients;
- 34,000 procedures for Forth Valley patients;
- 14,000 procedures for Ayrshire and Arran patients;
- 10,000 procedures for Lothian patients; and
- 7,000 procedures for Dumfries and Galloway patients.
Jill Young, Chief Executive of the Golden Jubilee National Hospital, commented: ““As a national resource for NHSScotland, we have exceeded all expectations, treating thousands of patients, and leading the way in new and innovative techniques that will benefit patients across Scotland.
“We are proud of how far we have come – from performing 3,000 procedures in our first year to over 30,000 this year and we estimate we will perform 300,000 procedures by the end of the current financial year.
“We are delighted that we have been able to make a difference to so many patients from across Scotland in the past 10 years and will continue to work with our colleagues in NHS Boards to ensure that more patients are treated within the waiting time guarantee in the years to come. We look forward to seeing where the next 10 years will take us.”