Published: Thursday, November 10th, 2016

A year of progress for the Golden Jubilee




The Golden Jubilee Foundation today hosted its Annual Review, highlighting how it continued to lead Quality, Research and Innovation for the NHS in Scotland.


Annual Reviews provide a public forum for review, discussion and analysis of the last 12 months, as well as an opportunity for members of the public and government colleagues to scrutinise, comment and feedback on any areas of success and aspects where NHS Boards could have performed better.


The review discussed performance across all areas of the Golden Jubilee family: Golden Jubilee National Hospital, the Golden Jubilee Research Institute, Golden Jubilee Innovation Centre, and Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel.


As a national resource for the NHS in Scotland, the Golden Jubilee carries out a range of planned procedures to assist its NHS Board colleagues in reducing patient waiting times, and is also home to a range of regional and national services.


In 2015/16, the Golden Jubilee National Hospital exceeded activity to support NHSScotland and continued to lead the way in providing safe, effective and person centred care.


Key highlights


  • Met all national Treatment Time Guarantees.
  • Carried out 13,334 inpatient and day case procedures across Orthopaedics, Ophthalmology, General Surgery, Endoscopy and Plastic Surgery services, exceeding the target by 5.2%.
  • Completed two expansions of its Orthopaedic service, delivering 450 more primary joint replacements and 200 foot and ankle procedures per year.
  • Completed one expansion of its Ophthalmology service, delivering an extra 1,200 cataract procedures each year.
  • Prevention of infection remains positive and the Golden Jubilee met its national Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI) targets.
  • 97% of patients had a positive experience of care (Scottish Inpatient Survey 2016).
  • Met all its financial targets.
  • Met the target for Personal Development Plans in every quarter, supporting learning and development among staff.
  • Continued to lead the way on equality, valuing every patient and member of staff with dignity and respect, being named top ‘Health and Social Care Provider’ (Stonewall Workplace Equality Index 2016).
  • A total of 28 new research projects were approved, ranging from orthopaedic surgery components to drugs used in interventional cardiology.
  • The Hotel provided 8,500 patient related bedrooms and welcomed over 43,000 conference delegates.


Jill Young, Chief Executive of the Golden Jubilee Foundation, said: “I am absolutely delighted that the Golden Jubilee has once again exceeded expectations whilst continuing to expand our services and achieving our vision of leading quality, research and innovation for NHSScotland.


“Our success over the last year would not be possible without our staff and I would like to thank them for the can-do attitude they demonstrate every day to ensure we effectively work together to deliver high quality services for the patients of Scotland.”


The Annual Review also highlighted the planned expansion of the Golden Jubilee as part of the elective centres programme for 'in demand' specialities, particularly radiology, ophthalmology and general surgery services.  Accelerated funding will fund two state-of-the-art Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machines (one with cardiac capability), providing an additional 10,000 procedures a year.


Jill added: “There will be challenges as we deliver these expansion plans, but we are very excited about the possibilities these offer and we will continue to ensure everything we do at the Golden Jubilee is aimed at providing the highest possible standard of care for every single one of our patients.”


You can watch our Annual Review video here:

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