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The Golden Jubilee Research Institute, formally known as the Beardmore Centre for Health Science, facilitates and supports high quality research which conforms to the quality standards required by guidance (the Research Governance Framework for Health and Community Care SGHD 2006) and legislation (the EU Clinical Trials Directive).

We host projects sponsored by device and pharmaceutical companies as well as projects sponsored by Universities and by other NHS organisations.

We are committed to facilitating rapid set up of research projects. During 2016/17, the average time to review and approve studies was under five days against a Chief Scientist Office (CSO) target of 30 days.

Our Clinical Research Facility has four consulting rooms, a research support office, a secure file room and a small laboratory. All research follow-up visits take place in this facility.

Clinical Specialities

As a tertiary referral centre, the Golden Jubilee National Hospital specialises in a number of areas for the population of the West of Scotland and, in the case of our National Services, the whole of Scotland. All clinical specialities are research-active, hosting both commercially sponsored/funded and academic studies through links with Universities.

Clinical Specialities are listed below:

 Cardiology services

  • Diagnosis and treatment of arrhythmias;
  • Procedures involving the coronary arteries, including heart attack;
  • Diagnosis and treatment for various coronary, lung, congenital heart disease and electrophysiological disorders.

 Orthopaedic services

  • Primary Hip Replacement (cemented, cementless, ceramic);
  • Primary Knee Replacement;
  • Unicompartimental Knee Replacement
  • Revision Hip Replacement;
  • Revision Knee Replacement;
  • Prosthetic Infections;
  • Periprosthetic Fractures around a Hip and Knee Replacement;
  • Knee Arthroscopy;
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction;
  • Foot Surgery (including hammer toes and bunions) and
  • Hand Surgery (including Carpal Tunnel decompressions, Ganglions, Dupuytren’s Contracture).

 Scottish Adult Congenital Cardiac Service (SACCS)

The Scottish Adult Congenital Cardiac Service cares for patients with moderate to complex congenital heart disorders. The multidisciplinary team provide a full range of support, care and treatment services, including interventional and surgical services, to manage congenital heart disease patients who are 16 years old or over.

 Scottish National Advanced Heart Failure Service (SNAHFS)

The Scottish National Advanced Heart Failure Service is dedicated to managing patients with severe heart failure who may be candidates for heart transplantation and/or Ventricular Assist Devices (artificial hearts). The following treatment options are available:

  • Defibrillators;
  • Cardiac Resynchronisation Devices (pacemakers);
  • Ventricular Assist Devices (VADs);
  • Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) – a  technique that oxygenates blood outside the body; and
  • Heart Transplantation.

 The Scottish Pulmonary Vascular Unit (SPVU)

The Scottish Pulmonary Vascular Unit provides quality care for all patients with pulmonary hypertension in Scotland, including investigation, treatment and provision of long-term follow-up for patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension and chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension.

 Support services

The clinical services listed above are supported by services including:

  • Anaesthetics,
  • cardiac physiology,
  • perfusion,
  • pharmacy,
  • Rehabilitation; and
  • Radiology - general X-ray, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanning, Computer Tomography (CT) scanning, bone densitometry, ultrasound, DEXA scanning and cardiac catheterisation.

The Beardmore Centre for Health Science

The Golden Jubilee Research Institute was formally known as the Beardmore Centre for Health Science. The Golden Jubilee Research Institute provide facilities ideal for medical education and medical education conferences

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