The new South Glasgow University Hospital and Royal Hospital For Sick Children will deliver a truly gold standard of healthcare on the Govan site, with maternity, children’s and adult acute hospitals, and state of the art laboratory services all together on the one campus. It will also have the biggest Critical Care complex and one of the biggest Emergency Departments in Scotland.

Brookfield Multiplex, are constructing the new 1109 bedded Adult Hospital and a 256 bedded Children’s Hospital which together will be the largest single NHS hospital build project in Scotland.

The campus will also have 3 new multi story car parks and surface car parking giving a total of 3500 parking spaces.

Following the opening of the hospitals the final stage will be to demolish some of the old estate (surgical block) to complete the landscaping to the front of the new hospitals, this is planned to be completed summer 2016.

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South Glasgow University Hospital

The brand new 14-floor adult hospital will contain 1,109 beds and state of the art Emergency, Acute Receiving, Critical Care, Theatres and Diagnostic Services. The facility will offer acute specialist inpatient care, medical day case services and also outpatient clinics servicing the local population.

Every patient in the general wards will have their own single room with an en-suite and views out across the campus and for some across Glasgow and to the hills beyond; no bedroom will overlook another.

Go to the South Glasgow University Hospital web pages.

Royal Hospital For Sick Children

The brand new children’s hospital, with a separate identity and entrance, is adjoined to the adult hospital. With 256 beds over five storeys it will replace the existing Royal Hospital for Sick Children located in Yorkhill.

The children’s hospital will provide a large number of specialist services to the West of Scotland and the wider population of Scotland in addition to the full range of secondary care services to people of Greater Glasgow and Clyde. Specialist services include: cardiology and cardiac surgery, renal and bone marrow transplantation. For a number of these specialised services, the children’s hospital is recognised as the sole provider in Scotland.

Stunning designs include a part covered roof garden where young patients can enjoy a range of activities in the fresh air including their own stage where they can put on theatrical productions. There will also be the ability for children to be brought out to the roof garden in their beds.

The new children’s hospital will be a mix of four-bedded and single-bedded accommodation as it’s been shown that a child’s health benefits from being around other children.

The new children’s hospital will not only be linked to the adult hospital but also to the redeveloped maternity hospital.

Go to the Royal Hospital For Sick Children web pages.

Laboratory and Facilities Management Building

Brookfield started construction on the new laboratory and FM facility in early 2010, and it was completed on time on the 9th March 2012.

The laboratory accommodates blood sciences, pathology, genetics, microbiology, postmortem and mortuary services. The laboratory will be linked to the new adult and children’s hospitals via an underground tunnel.

The new FM facility will provide the FM management hub for the campus and the underground tunnel will provide a link for the robotics (automated guided vehicles) to deliver supplies to, and remove waste from, the new hospitals.

Maternity Hospital

The refurbishment of the Southern General Maternity Unit was completed at the end of 2009, marking the latest milestone of an ambitious strategy to improve services for mothers and children across the city.

Among its world-class facilities is the brand new foetal medicine department providing specialist diagnostic facilities and treatment to unborn babies from across Scotland. The hospital is also a national centre for certain specialist services for newborn babies and provides state-of-the-art intensive care services.

The Maternity building will be physically linked to the new children’s and adult hospitals via a walkway bridge.

Go to the Maternity Hospital web pages.

Teaching and Learning Centre

A new state of the art Teaching and Learning Facility is being built on the site. This is a joint venture between NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde and the University of Glasgow and will be co-located with the South Glasgow University Hospital providing benefits for staff and students and ultimately enhancing services for patients. The facility will consolidate a series of fragmented training locations throughout Greater Glasgow and Clyde, replacing existing facilities on the Western Infirmary, Victoria Infirmary, Southern General and at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children hospital site which will close following the transfer of clinical services to the hospitals in 2015.

The new building will also house the Stratified Medicine Scotland Innovation Centre which will provide unique services to enable world leading developments in Stratified Medicine in chronic diseases.

Find out more about the Teaching & Learning Centre.

Administration (Office) Block

A £20million administration complex for the site will provide some 1,200 workspaces for clinical and administrative staff transferring to the site from the Western Infirmary, Victoria Infirmary, parts of the existing Southern General and Yorkhill Hospital.

Find out more about the Administration Block.

Project Management

NHSGGC Chief Executive Robert Calderwood, and David Loudon, Project Director - South Glasgow Hospitals Development / Director of Facilities and Capital Planning / Designate, are the key people responsible for the project.

Project Director David Loudon
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Deputy Project Director Peter Moir
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South Glasgow University Hospital Project Manager Heather Griffin
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Royal Hospital For Sick Children Project Manager Mairi Macleod
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