Published: Monday, September 5th, 2016

Golden Jubilee welcomes Health and Sport Committee


Consultant Cardiologist Dr Stuart Watkins met members of the Health and Sport Committee during their visit to the Golden Jubilee National Hospital


Yesterday, the Golden Jubilee Foundation welcomed members of the Scottish Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee.

The Committee visited the hospital to find out about the work of the Golden Jubilee and its future plans for expansion.

During the visit, the Committee Members heard about the Golden Jubilee’s:

  • proven track record in high quality patient care;
  • results ensuring  Scottish patients are treated within their treatment time guarantee;
  • high levels of patient experience;
  • recent and future expansions of orthopaedics and ophthalmology;
  • commitment to research studies;
  • progress on innovation, especially in introducing medical devices to NHSScotland; and
  • ‘Once for Scotland’ approach to new ways of working.

The Senior Management Team of Scotland’s flagship hospital also led the Committee on a tour of the facilities, focusing on the life-saving, state-of-the-art, Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratories, Intensive Care Unit and Ward Areas.

Convener of the Health and Sport Committee, Neil Findlay MSP, said:  "It was extremely informative for MSPs to meet with patients and staff at the Golden Jubilee National Hospital and to get a better understanding of how this hospital works to treat patients across Scotland.  We also met staff at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital to see how it is operating and settling in. Over the course of the Autumn, the Committee will be looking at key issues from delayed discharge to waiting times and targets so these visits have helped to inform this work as we go forward in order for us to look at how we can improve the delivery of health care to patients."

Julie Carter, Deputy Chief Executive of the Golden Jubilee Foundation, added: “The Golden Jubilee works closely with our colleagues at the Scottish Parliament and we were delighted to welcome the Health and Sport Committee to see our first class facilities and showcase how we lead quality, research and innovation for NHSScotland. We look forward to working closely with both elected colleagues and healthcare professionals as we continue to expand our services to meet the needs of  patients of Scotland.”

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