Published: Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

The next step in innovation


The Golden Jubilee National Hospital has opened a dedicated area to allow staff from across the organisation to come up with ideas and innovations which could directly benefit patients, visitors and staff.


The Innovation Hub follows on from the announcement at this year's NHSScotland Event that the Golden Jubilee National Hospital will be the home of innovation for the NHS in Scotland, managing the National Health and Social Care Innovation Fund.


The Innovation Hub has been designed as a flexible, drop-in environment which is ideal for encouraging creativity and developing new projects from departments throughout the hospital.


Carole Anderson, Head of Strategy and Performance at the Golden Jubilee commented: "Some of the most ground-breaking ideas come from issues encountered in day-to-day work. We believe the key to providing the highest possible standard of person-centred care is to encourage all of our staff to become creative thinkers and develop practical and effective new ideas to improve our services."


The Innovation Hub is a state of the art resource, equipped with training and support materials to allow staff to turn their concept into a reality for the direct benefit of our patients. .


Jill Young, Chief Executive of the Golden Jubilee National Hospital, added "The Innovation Hub provides our team with the space, technology and support to undertake exciting new projects which lead to direct improvements for our patients and service users. This could be anything from ground breaking medical research to some basic changes which allow one area to run more efficiently.


"No project is too small, and at the Golden Jubilee we have the resources to deliver real and effective quality care, research and innovation for the NHS in Scotland."

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