Hospitals in Glasgow are undergoing a number of important changes as many services transfer to the new South Glasgow Hospitals which opened recently. These changes may affect you or your service users and it is important to note that Accident & Emergency closures at the Western Infirmary, the Victoria Infirmary, the Royal Hospital for Sick Children and the old Southern General, will take place over May and June 2015.
When the following A&Es close, those services will transfer to the new South Glasgow hospitals. Closures will take place as follows:
- Southern General – 2nd May at 8.00am
- Victoria Infirmary – 16th May at 8.00am
- Western Infirmary – 30th May at 8.00am
- Royal Hospital for Sick Children (Yorkhill) – 10th June at 8.00am
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Other key services and departments from the above hospitals and some from Garnavel Hospital will also transfer to the new South Glasgow hospitals throughout May and June, however, the Western Infirmary outpatients and minor injuries unit will move to Yorkhill for now, before moving to Gartnavel in 2016.
The planned dates for the main moves to the new South Glasgow hospitals are as follows:
- 24-26 April 2015 Southern General outpatients, therapy department and renal dialysis from the Western and Royal infirmaries
- 1-3 May 2015 Southern General inpatients, ED, theatres, ITU/HDU, GP Out of Hours, Urology Inpatients from Gartnavel General
- 8 May 2015 ENT inpatients from Southern General and Gartnavel General
- 9-10 May 2015 Vascular and renal inpatients from the Western Infirmary
- 16-17 May and 23-24 May 2015 The Victoria Infirmary and Mansionhouse Unit will move over two weekends
- 30-31 May 2015 Inpatients and ED at the Western Infirmary
- 6-7 June 2015 Selected wards at Gartnavel General and the bone marrow transplant wards at the Beatson
- 10-14 June 2015 The Royal Hospital for Sick Children
Any patient attending a planned operation, procedure, test or outpatient appointment will receive a letter telling them exactly where they should go for their appointment at the new hospitals.
Details of how to get to the new hospitals can be found here
Keep up-to-date with the changes by visiting the NHSGGC website