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Fast facts

Our fast facts are a quick guide to everything about the Golden Jubilee National Hospital.

General facts

  • A national resource for NHSScotland
  • Centre of excellence in orthopaedics and heart and lung
  • Currently celebrating 10 years of excellence
  • Only NHS facility to have a conference centre and hotel on site
  • Pioneered the Enhanced Recovery Service for orthopaedics
  • First Scottish hospital to carry out a replacement heart valve through a vein in the leg – avoiding the need for open heart surgery.
  • First (and only) Scottish hospital to use a Ventricular Assist Device implant - also known as mechanical heart

Fast figures

  • 3,000 procedures in first year, now 30,000 a year and a total of 300,000 by the end of 2012/13.  
  • Carrying out 20% of Scotland’s hip and knee replacements (45% in the west)
  • All cardiac surgery performed in under nine weeks
  • Over 1400 staff
  • Over 100 volunteers and lay members
  • Above 97 per cent compliance with national hand hygiene audits
  • Above 90 per cent score on the National Cleaning Services Monitoring Tool


  • Over 200 beds
  • Four cardiac catheterisation (cath) labs
  • 16 theatres
  • State of the art diagnostic imaging suite
  • Single en-suite rooms for all inpatients
  • Cleaning teams report to Infection Control


  • Investors in Diversity Stage 2 accreditation (Full Investor) - March 2013
  • Investor in Volunteer accreditation
  • Stonewall Diversity Champion
  • Best Scottish NHS Board - Stonewall Workplace Equality Index
  • Runner up – Patient Experience Network Awards 2012
  • Gold award – Healthy Working Lives
  • Mentally Healthy Workplace
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