Facility Details

Hospitals

Western Infirmary

Contact Details

Dumbarton Road
Glasgow
G11 6NT

Tel: 0141 211 2000

Opening Times / Hours of Business:
24hrs

After 6pm and at weekends this is the base for the Primary Care Emergency Out of Hours Service - call 111

Information

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Site plan

The Western Infirmary on Dumbarton Road in Glasgow's West End houses most of the acute emergency and receiving functions serving the west of the city - accident and emergency, intensive care, orthopaedic trauma, emergency surgery, acute medicine and acute stroke. In addition, the hospital provides elective gastrointestinal, breast and cardiothoracic surgery. Medical specialties include cardiology (coronary care, invasive and non-invasive cardiac investigation, and angioplasty), general medicine, and renal medicine (including renal transplantation).

The Western Infirmary site is also home to the outpatient West Glasgow maternity care centre

Services


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Accident and Emergency
This is an Emergency Department. We prioritise people who have a serious injury or accident or who have a sudden serious illness or medical condition. It may be more appropriate and you may be seen more quickly by your GP or another health care professional rather than waiting for treatment here.

If you think that a life is at risk you should call 999 right away.

IF you live in the catchment area for the Vale of Leven Hospital, New Stobhill Hospital or New Victoria Hospital, you can attend your local Minor Injury Unit (MIU) to get urgent care for a minor injury including sprains, burns and simple fractures.
MIUs are run by highly experienced Emergency Nurse Practitioners who will assess and either treat a minor injury or, if they find a more serious problem, arrange for you to be transferred elsewhere.

Children with serious illnesses and injuries who are less than one year of age should be taken to the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Yorkhill, Glasgow. Children from one year on should either go to your local A&E department or to the Royal Hospital for Sick Children.

You can find out more about which conditions may be seen and treated more quickly elsewhere from our Know who to turn to pages.

Opening Hours:
24 hours
General Tel: 0141 211 2409 / 2304
Cardiology Clinic
General Tel: Enquiries to 0141 211 2615/6284
Chapel and Chaplaincy Centre
The Western Infirmary has a Chapel, located between Wards G3 and G4, in G Block), please follow the signs to this location. It is open day or night as a place of quiet reflection and prayer. The chaplains office is on the right of the Hospital Chapel. Prayer mats and books of the major faiths are available in these sites too.
General Tel: 0141 211 2812
Dermatology G Block 3rd Floor
The Alan Lyle Centre For Dermatology

Dermatology clinics and out patient treatment centre. Patients initially referred by GP to see Dermatologist (skin specialist).Patients are then given treatment/surgery within the department if required

Opening Hours:
Clinic opening hours

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 0800-1900
Tuesday 0800-1700
Thursday 0800-1600
Closed Saturday, Sunday and public holidays

[updated 21/04/2011]

General Tel: 0141 211 2226 (reception)
Dietetics
General Tel: 0141 211 2413
Epilepsy service
The Epilepsy Unit provides a specialist clinical service for people with suspected and established seizure disorders, to undertake research into the causes of epilepsy and its pharmacological management, to explore the tissue and cellular effects of new and established antiepileptic drugs and to train doctors, nurses and scientists in the clinical and basic aspects of neuropharmacology and therapeutics of epilepsy. Tailored services are run for teenagers, the elderly, first seizures, patients with refractory epilepsy and those with learning disabilities. A review service provides specialist assessment for patients who merit reconsideration of diagnosis, investigation or treatment. An epilepsy motherhood programme is also available.
General Tel: Patient Appointments 0141 211 2534
Imaging
  • X-ray Reception 0141 211 2794
  • A&E X-ray Reception 0141 211 2428
  • Ultrasound Reception 0141 211 2216
  • CT Scanning Level 2 0141 211 1950
  • MRI Unit Reception & Enquiries 0141 211 2962
Medical Assessment Unit
Opening Hours:
Monday to Sunday, 7.00pm to 8.00pm.
Tel: 0141 211 2681
Nuclear Medicine
Occupational Therapy
General Tel: 0141 211 2488
Out of Hours GP service
The NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde out-of-hours service provides GP services to all practices in Glasgow and Clyde out-of-hours. Please do not attend the out-of-hours service without calling NHS 24 first.
Tel: 08454 242424
Outpatients
General Tel: Freephone 0800 592087 or 0141 211 3035
Physiotherapy
General Tel: 0141 211 2445
Speech and Language Therapy
General Tel: 0141 211 2215
Stoma Care
Stoma Care Nurse specialist care for patient in the hospital and outpatient settings
Opening Hours:
Monday to Friday, 8.00am to 4.00pm.
Clinical Nurse Specialist Stoma Care
Tel: 0141 211 3170

Wards


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Acute Medical Receiving - Ward F2
Opening Hours:
Monday to Sunday, 7.00pm to 8.00pm.
Tel: 0141 232 9439
Acute medical receiving ward - Level 8
Level 8 Acute Medical Admissions provide initial investigations and treatment for medical patients admitted as an emergency. Patients are then transferred to another ward or are able to go home.
Opening Hours:
Monday to Sunday, 7.00pm till 8.00pm.
General Tel: 0141 232 9439
Acute Stroke Unit/Ward
Patients who have, or are thought to have, suffered a stroke are admitted directly to this ward for initial diagnosis and treatment. Patients are transferred to another ward for ongoing care and rehabilitation if required.
Opening Hours:
Flexible visiting Monday to Sunday, between 1.30pm and 8.30pm.
General Tel: 0141 211 2429
Acute surgical receiving ward - Level 10 West
The Acute Surgical Receiving Unit on Level 10 West provides initial investigations and treatment for surgical patients admitted as an emergency. Patients are then transferred to another ward or are able to go home.
Opening Hours:
Monday to Sunday, 7.00pm till 8.00pm.
General Tel: 0141 211 2667
Breast surgery ward - Level 10 East and Centre
Level 10 Centre provides care Monday Friday to breast surgery patients.
Opening Hours:
Flexible visiting Monday to Sunday, between 1.30pm and 8.30pm.
General Tel: 0141 211 2671
Cardiology - Ward F3
Please note that Nursing Staff are not always available to speak to relatives between 8.30am and 2.00pm due to medicine rounds, ward rounds, plus various tests that the patients may undertake during the course of the morning.
Opening Hours:
Flexible visiting Monday to Sunday, between 1.30pm and 8.30pm.
Tel: 0141 232 9438
Coronary Care Unit - Ward F4
Opening Hours:
Monday to Sunday, 2.30pm to 3.20pm and 7.00pm to 8.00pm.
Tel: 0141 211 2594
General surgery ward - Level 10 East
Level 10 East is a general surgical unit.
Opening Hours:
Flexible visiting Monday to Sunday, between 1.30pm and 8.30pm.
General Tel: 0141 211 2671
Intensive Care Ward ITU/HDU - Level 5
Opening Hours:
As our patients are critically unwell, visiting is advised on an individual patient basis. Please speak to staff about visiting arrangements for your relative.
Tel: 0141 211 2470
Medicine - Ward E3/4
E3/4 Medical cares for inpatients, outpatients and day attenders who are having arranged investigations of possible disorders of the glands and hormones of the body or high blood pressure and heart problems. Patients who have been an inpatient in another general medical ward attend clinics here for outpatient follow up.
Opening Hours:
Flexible visiting Monday to Sunday, between 1.30pm and 8.30pm.
General Tel: 0141 211 2065
Medicine - Ward G4
Ward G4 cares for patients with a range of general medical conditions.
Opening Hours:
Flexible visiting Monday to Sunday, between 1.30pm and 8.30pm.
Tel: (T) 0141 211 2639
Medicine for the Elderly - Ward 30
Opening Hours:
Flexible visiting Monday to Sunday, between 1.30pm and 8.30pm.
Medicine ward - Level 8 West
General Medicine and Endocrinology.
Opening Hours:
Flexible visiting Monday to Sunday, between 1.30pm and 8.30pm.
General Tel: 0141 211 2576
Medicine Ward F1
Opening Hours:
Monday to Sunday, 7.00pm to 8.00pm.
Tel: 0141 211 2501
Orthopaedic Surgery ward - Level 8 Centre and East
Level 8 orthopaedics (Centre and East) care for patients undergoing orthopaedic surgery and rehabilitation.
Opening Hours:
Flexible visiting Monday to Sunday, between 1.30pm and 8.30pm.
General Tel: 8 Centre - 0141 211 2546 / 8 East - 0141 211 2543
Renal Surgical/Transplant Unit/Ward - Level 9 East
Kidney transplant ward
Opening Hours:
Flexible visiting Monday to Sunday, between 1.30pm and 8.30pm.
Tel: 0141 211 2514 / 0141 211 2459
Renal Unit/Ward - Level 7 East
13 bedded ward caring for general nephrology patients with 4 x 12 hour day case beds and a rapid assessment area. Provides inpatient haemodialysis
Opening Hours:
Flexible visiting Monday to Sunday, between 1.30pm and 8.30pm.
General Tel: 0141 211 2181
Renal Unit/Ward - Level 7 West
Opening Hours:
Flexible visiting Monday to Sunday, between 1.30pm and 8.30pm.
General Tel: 0141 211 2273
Respiratory medicine ward - Level 9
Level 9.
Opening Hours:
Flexible visiting Monday to Sunday, between 1.30pm and 8.30pm.
General Tel: 0141 232 9438
Vascular Surgery ward
Opening Hours:
Flexible visiting Monday to Sunday, between 1.30pm and 8.30pm.
General Tel: 0141 2112 139 / 0141 211 2345