60,000 see quicker treatment at Golden Jubilee

Friday 19th July 2019

Last year, more than 62,000 patients from across Scotland benefited from quicker treatment by having their procedure at NHS Scotland’s waiting times reduction hospital, the Golden Jubilee.

The Clydebank hospital provides extra operation slots to bring down waiting times key procedures including hip and knee replacements, cataracts and general surgery.

Specialist heart and lung services are also located at the Golden Jubilee, which began life as a private hospital before being taken into public hands in 2002.

Jann Gardner, chief executive of NHS Golden Jubilee, says the organisation is committed to providing care of the highest quality.  

She said: “We will continue to treat more patients year-on-year as we work on expanding the Golden Jubilee National Hospital. We will also work with colleagues across NHS Boards to deliver equity of treatment and access for as many patients as possible as part of the National Elective Centres Programme.

“We would not be able to carry out the much-needed surgeries and procedures that Scottish patients need without our dedicated and caring staff. The Golden Jubilee team has introduced new innovative models of care and always try and go the extra mile for our patients.

“We now look forward to ensuring that we continue to provide the high-quality health service that patients expect and deserve.”