World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Golden Jubilee National Hospital

Golden Jubilee National Hospital
NHS Scotland Special NHS board
Golden Jubilee National Hospital and Beardmore Hotel
Location Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire, Scotland
Care system NHS Scotland
Hospital type Specialist
Affiliated university University of Glasgow Medical School
Glasgow Caledonian University
Beds 163

NHS National Waiting Times Centre

West of Scotland Heart and Lung Centre
Founded 1994
Lists Hospitals in Scotland

The Golden Jubilee National Hospital is a hospital in Clydebank, near Glasgow, Scotland.


  • Specialities 1
  • History 2
    • Site 2.1
    • Hospital 2.2
    • Hotel 2.3
  • Footnotes 3


The Golden Jubilee National Hospital occupies the north bank of the River Clyde at Dalmuir, but receives referrals from across the country. The Clydebank hospital is Scotland's flagship hospital for reducing patient waiting times. The NHS National Waiting Times Centre is an NHS Special Board made up of two distinct parts - the Golden Jubilee National Hospital and the Beardmore Hotel and Conference Centre.

The hospital is home to the West of Scotland Heart and Lung Centre,[1] which opened in 2007.[2] It provides regional and national services; including the West of Scotland Optimal Reperfusion Service, providing primary angioplasty. The centre has four cath labs including a dedicated electrophysiology lab. The hospital is one of the leading hospitals for orthopaedics in UK. It is well renowned over the world for use of computer navigation surgery in joint replacements. It carries out the most thoracic surgeries in the United Kingdom and Ireland[3]

Pre-registration nursing students from Glasgow Caledonian University have placements at the hospital.[4]



The site was once part of the William Beardmore and Company Naval Construction Works. Built by William Beardmore, between 1901 and 1906, the yard covered nearly 100 acres (0.40 km2), making it was one of the largest shipyards in the UK. It produced a large range of products, including ships of all descriptions, aircraft, airships, tanks, guns, shells and mines. After World War I, it constructed locomotives and steel houses. The yard became uneconomic in the 1920s and closed its gates for the last time in 1930. Later used as ROF Dalmuir, many of the buildings survived into the 1980s, with some shipbreaking on the site.[5]


The Golden Jubilee National Hospital was built in 1994, as a private hospital by Health Care International. The initial cost was £180 million.[6] The controversial venture proved unsuccessful in private hands and the hospital was purchased for the National Health Service, at a cost of £37.5 million in 2002.[6] Initially known as the National Waiting Times Centre, it was soon renamed the Golden Jubilee National Hospital.[7] Orthopaedics department has also pioneered a CALEDONIAN technique for post op pain relief, quick mobilisation and early discharge of patients. It is one of the biggest centres in the world in use of computer assisted orthopaedic surgery and has done extensive research in this field. A new two-theatre Orthopaedic suite was added in 2003, amongst the most advanced in Europe. The hospital also houses the headquarters and western call-centre for NHS24, the telephone helpline.


The on site Beardmore Hotel is a 168-room four-star hotel and conference centre. It was built to accommodate the relatives of the wealthy private patients. Now also owned by the National Health Service, it hosts medical conferences.


  1. ^ "Golden Jubilee National Hospital: Adult Cardiac Surgery, Congenital Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery". Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain and Ireland. Retrieved 14 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Golden Jubilee Hospital Clydebank". Clyde Waterfront. Retrieved 14 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "Golden Jubilee – the busiest thoracic centre in UK and Ireland". NHS Golden Jubilee. 2 December 2011. Retrieved 14 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "Acute service placements: Golden Jubilee National Hospital".  
  5. ^ "History". Beardmore Hotel. Retrieved 21 March 2010. 
  6. ^ a b "Overview of Golden Jubilee National Hospital".  
  7. ^ "HCI renamed Golden Jubilee National Hospital". Scottish Government. 6 December 2002. Retrieved 14 June 2014. 
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.