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MEDIA STATEMENT ON USE OF GOLDEN JUBILEE NATIONAL HOSPITAL

November 04, 2003 9:37 AM

A spokesperson for NHS Greater Glasgow said:

"We work in close partnership with the National Waiting Times Unit and the Golden Jubilee National Hospital (GJNH) in order to achieve waiting times guarantees across a broad range of specialties. 

"Since April 2003, we have referred around 600 patients to the Golden Jubilee to help us meet these guarantees, including 78 cardiac surgery patients.

"As a result of this, we have successfully achieved compliance with national waiting time guarantees for cardiac surgery, with all cardiac patients being treated within 24 weeks of referral. 

"We will organise urgent talks with our NHS colleagues at the Golden Jubilee Hospital to discuss both the short and long-term strategic future of delivering cardiac services for the West of Scotland. 

Our staff in Greater Glasgow have delivered national waiting targets with some valuable help from the Golden Jubilee and we will now re-explore this and other priorities across the full range of waiting list targets and initiatives to ensure continuing improvements for the people of Greater Glasgow and beyond."

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For further information please contact Sandra Moir on 0141 201 4314 or 07881 860613.

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