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1980 - 1990s

Scotland’s first clinical service for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Scans got underway under the leadership of Dr ...

Scotland’s first clinical service for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Scans got underway under the leadership of Dr Francis Smith at Aberdeen Royal Infimary.
Using a combination of magnetism and radio frequency waves, MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) scanners provide information about the body.
Magnetic resonance imaging scanners prove more effective in providing information about soft tissues, such as scans of the brain. The patient lies inside a large cylindrical magnet and extremely strong radio waves are then sent through the body. It provides very detailed pictures, so is particularly useful for finding tumours in the brain. It can also identify conditions such as multiple sclerosis and the extent of damage following a stroke.

Opened in February, the building housed an area for assessing day patients, an out-patient clinic and a haemodialysis...

Opened in February, the building housed an area for assessing day patients, an out-patient clinic and a haemodialysis area, as well as parent and staff accommodation, a library and a seminar room.

On 6th November a new ‘day hospital’ opened within the Royal Alexandra Hospital and let its first patients in. This d...

On 6th November a new ‘day hospital’ opened within the Royal Alexandra Hospital and let its first patients in. This day hospital for the care of the elderly was to allow for a more flexible response to the requirements of individual patients and ‘out patient’ multidisciplinary assessment. Its primary functions were to assist rehabilitation and assessment, which proved to be a useful tool in meeting healthcare needs of the elderly in the Renfrew district.

In February 1990, HRH the Princess of Wales officially opened the pioneering new unit at Rottenrow caring for expec...

Princess of Wales visits Rottenrow in 1990

In February 1990, HRH the Princess of Wales officially opened the pioneering new unit at Rottenrow caring for expectant mothers with social and medical problems.

Fifty-seven NHS trusts are established to make the service more responsive to the user at a local level.New NHS Trust...

Fifty-seven NHS trusts are established to make the service more responsive to the user at a local level.
New NHS Trusts will aim to encourage creativity and innovation and challenge the domination of the hospitals within a health service that is increasingly focused on services in the community.

In 1992 Yorkhill received its very first patient to use the ECMO (Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation) life support ...

In 1992 Yorkhill received its very first patient to use the ECMO (Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation) life support system. ECMO is a temporary means of supporting the function of the heart and lungs in infants and children which have conditions which are reversible and may be made better by temporarily resting the lungs and supporting the circulation. The Royal Hospital for Sick Children was the second centre in the UK to offer this pioneering facility.

Read the story from the Yorkhill Gazzette by clicking the image below.

One of only two of its type in the UK.

One of only two of its type in the UK.

In 1995, The Royal Hospital for sick children celebrated 80 years since the country’s first almoner (later known as a...

In 1995, The Royal Hospital for sick children celebrated 80 years since the country’s first almoner (later known as a medical social worker) was appointed in 1915. To commemorate this occasion the Scottish Health Minister Lord Fraser of Carmylie unveiled a plaque in the Board Room of the Yorkhill NHS Trust.

Read the story from the Yorkhill Gazzette by clicking the image below.

The Royal Hospital for Sick Children was the first in the UK to have used radio frequency waves to free a blocked art...

Read the story from the Yorkhill Gazzette by clicking the image below.

Glasgow clinicians play a lead role in landmark study which finds that statins can significantly reduce the risk of c...

Glasgow clinicians play a lead role in landmark study which finds that statins can significantly reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.

Dr Neil Wilson used a diamond-tipped catheter drill to unblock an obstructed artery in 18 months old Lisa McLean's lung.

Dr Neil Wilson used a diamond-tipped catheter drill to unblock an obstructed artery in 18 months old Lisa McLean's lung.

The Laboratory is set up in April to help combat the rise of MRSA – an increasingly common infection affecting hospit...

The Laboratory is set up in April to help combat the rise of MRSA – an increasingly common infection affecting hospitals around the world.

A drug, produced from the potentially deadly Botulism virus, is being used at RHSC to help treat children with cerebr...

A drug, produced from the potentially deadly Botulism virus, is being used at RHSC to help treat children with cerebral palsy. It helps to improve muscle control and walking.

Opened by Princess Alexandra on the 2nd August, the new unit provided treatment for 6 patients simultaneously and mea...

Opened by Princess Alexandra on the 2nd August, the new unit provided treatment for 6 patients simultaneously and meant that local patients no longer had to travel to Glasgow Hospitals.