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Conceived to be a beacon of innovation in Scottish healthcare, the Golden Jubilee was created in 2002 as Scotland's flagship health facility and tasked with reducing patient waiting times across a variety of high priority areas including heart and lung disease, orthopaedics and ophthalmology.
Since then, the Hospital has grown and expanded significantly increasing surgical activity by more than 900% in the first 10 years alone. At the heart of this success, lies the belief that innovation, combined with an unrelenting focus on quality, creates a more efficient, effective and above all caring healthcare service.
Serving a population of over five million, the Golden Jubilee National Hospital manages one of Europe's largest heart and lung centres, providing all heart and lung surgery for the West of Scotland.
With one of the largest intensive care facilities in the UK, the Golden Jubilee is the home to three of Scotland's national services: Scottish National Advanced Heart Failure Service (including the countries only heart transplant unit), Scottish Pulmonary Vascular Unit, and Scottish Adult Congenital Cardiac Service.
The Thoracic Centre is one of the busiest in Europe, performing high numbers of major and complex procedures. This has allowed the team to help pioneer new, minimally invasive, keyhole surgery techniques, including Video Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS) and the use of 3D imaging technology.
One of Europe's largest and best known elective orthopaedic hospitals, we carry out more than 25% of all hip and knee replacements in Scotland and are internationally renowned for the quality, high volume and complexity of cases undertaken.
Our pioneering multidisciplinary orthopaedic team developed 'Enhanced Recovery' for patients in Scotland, helping patients get back to living healthy, active lives quicker than ever before. The unit is also leading the way in the use of telehealth technology for individuals in remote areas and was the first in Scotland to make use of Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery.
Our Ophthalmology Department was established in 2007 as a specialist provider of high volume cataract surgery in line with the Scottish Government's commitment to the Treatment Time Guarantee.
Our service continues to expand and is now one of Scotland's largest ophthalmic units, carrying out about 18% of all cataract operations in Scotland.
This expansion is set to continue, with a recent investment from the Scottish Government to build a new, state-of-the-art, theatre to optimise patient care.
A major diagnostic imaging centre, our award-winning Radiography Department provides a comprehensive, state of the art diagnostic imaging service that provides access to Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Computer Tomography (CT), bone densitometry, ultrasound and DEXA scanning, in addition to a acting as a standalone diagnostic imaging centre for other NHS boards, helping to reduce patient waiting times for these key tests.
We also have four Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratories (Cath Labs) which allow us to carry out specialist procedures for individuals suffering from complex heart conditions.