Published: Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

Treatment Time Guarantee success for the Golden Jubilee




Figures released by the Scottish Government today show that in the last three years, the Golden Jubilee National Hospital has treated every planned heart and lung patient within their Treatment Time Guarantee (TTG).


Since the TTG was introduced in October 2012, the Golden Jubilee’s heart and lung centre has treated 20,165 planned inpatient or day case patients. This figure does not include any urgent admissions received at the hospital.


The TTG established 12 week maximum waiting times for the treatment of all eligible patients who are due to receive planned treatment delivered on an inpatient or day case basis. It was established to ensure all patients receive their required care in a timely manner.


In 2015/16, the Golden Jubilee is expected to carry out over 41,000 procedures. This figure includes all procedures carried out by the Heart and Lung Centre, as well as diagnostic imaging, hip and  knee replacements, cataract operations, plastic and general surgery.


A national resource for the NHS in Scotland, the Golden Jubilee is expected to meet the patient Treatment Time Guarantee within its heart and lung centre. However, the hospital also assists NHSScotland Board colleagues with their waiting time guarantees in key demand specialties such as orthopaedics and ophthalmology.


Jill Young, Chief Executive of the Golden Jubilee National Hospital, said: “I am delighted to announce that we have treated each of our 20,165 planned heart and lung patients within the Treatment Time Guarantee, and delivered more than 32,000 elective procedures for NHS Boards in 2015/16.


“As a national resource with a commitment to leading quality, research and innovation, we know it is important for patients to be seen quickly, at the right time and right place, but it is equally important to receive a high quality service too. I am proud of the staff at the Golden Jubilee for delivering against these targets but this could not happen without proper governance, having a values based organisation and ensuring safety and patient experience is paramount.” 


In the three years since TTG launched, the Golden Jubilee has become one of the busiest heart and lung centres in Europe and helped lead the way in 3D imaging technology, drug eluting stents and multi-point pacing. It is also one of Europe’s largest elective orthopaedic centres and currently undertakes over 15% of all cataract operations in Scotland.




Date of release: Tuesday 23 February 2016


Notes to editors:


The Treatment Time Guarantee figures cover a three year period from 1 October 2012 to 31 December 2015.


Please note that these figures do not include new and reviewed outpatients at the Golden Jubilee.


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