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Hospitals

Gartnavel General

Contact Details

1053 Great Western Road
Glasgow
G12 0YN

Tel: 0141 211 3000

Information

Situated in the west of the city, Gartnavel General Hospital operates in close partnership with the Western Infirmary.

A broad range of medical and surgical sub-specialties are provided, supported by an eight-theatre inpatient operating department.

The breadth and complexity of services at Gartnavel has expanded considerably over the years, with the development of the Brownlee Centre for communicable diseases, the Glasgow Homoeopathic Hospital, the Ophthalmology department, West of Scotland Cancer Centre (the Tom Wheldon Building) and of course the Beatson.

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Services


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Audiology
The Gartnavel Department works closely with the other four Audiology Departments in Glasgow, as well as the paediatric service.
Opening Hours:
Monday, Thursday and Friday 09.30 am to 12.30 pm Tuesday and Wedenesday 2.30pm to 4.30pm
Head Audiologist
Tel: 0141 211 3054
Chaplaincy Centre
Gartnavel General Hospital Chaplaincy Centre is located on the ground floor, near the main entrance. It is open day or night as a place of quiet reflection and prayer. The chaplain's office is on the left of the chaplaincy centre. Prayer mats and books of the major faiths are available in these sites too. There is a book for prayer requests in the Chaplaincy centre.
General Tel: 0141 211 3026
Day Surgery
General Tel: 0141 211 0019 / 0020
Diabetes Centre
General Tel: 0141 211 3136
Dietetics
General Tel: 0141 211 3130
ECG service
General Tel: 0141 211 3058
Endoscopy Suite
General Tel: 0141 211 3101
Imaging (X Ray, Ultrasound and CT Scanning)
General Tel: 0141 211 3117
Nuclear Medicine
Occupational Therapy
General Tel: 0141 211 3021
Ophthalmology - Eye Services
Contact Lens (T) 0141 211 1043 / Orthoptics (T) 0141 211 1042
Ophthalmology - Eye Assessment Unit
Tel: 0141 211 2485
Ophthalmology - Outpatient Clinic
General Tel: 0141 211 1030
Ophthalmology Acute Referral Centre (ARC)
If you have a problem with your eyes visit your local Optometrist (Optician).

  • If your optician is closed please contact NHS 24 for advice (08454 24 24 24).
  • If you have an eye injury that requires immediate emergency treatment go to the nearest Accident and Emergency (A&E) Department.
  • If your eye problem requires treatment by an Eye Doctor (Ophthalmologist) your optometrist can refer you to your local hospital. Your GP and local A&E can also do this.
  • If this problem is urgent you may be referred to the new Glasgow Ophthalmology Acute Referral Centre (ARC) at Gartnavel General Hospital.
  • If you are already attending an eye clinic and have an issue regarding your condition, make your consultant's secretary at the hospital your first call.

Children

Children with eye problems should attend their GP during working hours or contact NHS 24 if the GP surgery is closed.

Eye emergencies or injuries should attend their local A&E department or the Royal Hospital for Sick Children (Yorkhill).

General Tel: 0141 211 1033
Orthotics
Tel: 0141 211 3290
Outpatients
  • Clinic 1 Reception 0141 211 3065
  • Clinic 2 Reception 0141 211 3066
  • ENT- Clinic 3 Reception 0141 211 3070
  • Respiratory Clinic Reception 0141 211 3072
Physiotherapy
Tel: 0141 211 3021
Speech and Language Therapy
Tel: 0141 211 3021
Travel Clinic at the Brownlee Centre for Infectious and Communicable Diseases
The Travel Clinic offers appointments for pre-travel advice for travellers with complicated itineraries or underlying health problems (e.g. immune-suppression).

Where is the Travel Clinic?

The Travel Clinic is situated in the Outpatients Department at the Brownlee Centre, in the grounds of Gartnavel Hospital, Great Western Road, Glasgow. How can I make an appointment at the Travel Clinic?

This is an appointment-only service. The Travel Clinic does not provide telephone advice to members of the public. Country-by country advice is available on the FitforTravel website (www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk) (link). It is helpful to look at this website and check the advice for your trip before you contact your GP for pre-travel advice.

The Travel Clinic offers appointments for pre-travel advice for travellers with complicated itineraries or underlying health problems (e.g. Immune-suppression). The clinic sees travellers from the West of Scotland and Lanarkshire, Highland and Forth Valley.

Patients must contact their GP before making an appointment at the Brownlee and will be seen at the Brownlee only if the GP practice is unable to meet their pre-travel needs. Your GP is able to give you some travel vaccinations free of charge. A referral letter from the GP is not necessary unless the patient has, for example, a very complicated medical history. You can make an appointment by phoning the travel clinic reception (after discussing your travel plans with your GP). Patients can also be referred by health professionals.

You are strongly advised to make an appointment at least 6 weeks before your planned departure date. You should be aware that, for some vaccines, multiple doses are required to get sufficient protection, and it is necessary to spread these over a number of weeks: for example a primary course of rabies vaccine requires 3 doses, spread over 21 - 28 days.

What will happen at my Travel Clinic appointment?

On arrival at the clinic, the receptionist will provide you with a booklet containing basic travel advice (which also provides a record of all vaccinations you receive at the clinic) and a price list for the vaccinations and antimalarial tablets provided by the clinic. Please study both carefully.

You will be asked to return to the waiting room until called through to the consulting room. You will be seen by a nurse or a doctor specializing in travel health who will discuss your travel plans and your medical and vaccination history with you. You will also be asked if you are allergic to any vaccines or medicines or to eggs (this is because the manufacture of some vaccines involves the use of egg protein) or if you are pregnant or may have a poorly functioning immune system (as some vaccines cannot be given to people who are pregnant or immune-suppressed). Using this information, the doctor or nurse will make an assessment of the risks of infectious diseases during your trip and, in discussion with you, will advise on the vaccinations, malaria prevention measures and general health advice appropriate for your trip.

When you have agreed on a schedule for your vaccinations, you will be asked to return to Reception where you will be given follow-up appointments for further vaccinations, if required, and asked to pay for the vaccinations you will receive on that day. Please note that the clinic can take cash only.

You will then be asked to wait in the waiting room until called through to receive your vaccinations. After your vaccination/s have been given, you may be asked to wait in the waiting room for up to 30 minutes, in case you have a reaction to the vaccine.

Will I have to pay for my travel vaccines and antimalarial tablets?

In accordance with NHS requirements, the Brownlee Travel Clinic charges for all vaccinations and antimalarial tablets supplied by the Travel Clinic, including those that your GP may be able to give you free of charge.

Please read the price list carefully before attending the clinic. The Travel Clinic is unable to take cheques or credit cards. There is a cash machine (ATM) in the Gartnavel Hospital foyer.

What should I do if I have a reaction to a vaccination?

Serious reactions to vaccines are rare. Possible reactions to the vaccines you will receive,, including any specific risks you may have as a result of your medical history, will be discussed at your consultation. Common reactions include redness and tenderness at the vaccination site and feeling mildy “fluey” within 24-48 hours of the vaccine. More severe reactions, especially rashes, swelling of the face, feelings of tightness in the throat or difficulty breathing should be reported to your GP without delay.

The Brownlee Travel Clinic also offers appointments for travellers who have returned home unwell. This is by referral only from GPs or a hospital doctors. Referrals can be made by letter or fax. An appointment is usually available within 1- 4 weeks.

Contacts:

  • Reception and appointments 0141 211 1074
  • FitforTravel website: www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk
Opening Hours:
Travel Clinic open Tuesday mornings, 9.30 - 12.30
Tel: Travel Clinic 0141 211 0286
General Tel: Reception and appointments 0141 211 1074

Wards


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Brownlee Centre for Infectious and Communicable Diseases - Inpatient ward
The Brownlee Centre provides a range of services for the treatment of infectious and communicable diseases.
Opening Hours:
Flexible visiting Monday to Sunday, from 1.30pm till 8.30pm.
General Tel: 0141 211 1062
Renal Dialysis Unit/Ward
Tel: 0141 211 0018
Ward 1C - Ophthalmology - Eye Surgery
Ward 1C cares for patients admitted for eye surgery.
Opening Hours:
Flexible visiting Monday to Sunday, between 1.30pm and 8.30pm.
Tel: 0141 211 3238
Ward 2A and 2B - Orthopaedics
Wards 2A and 2 B are Orthopaedic wards.
Opening Hours:
Flexible visiting Monday to Sunday, between 1.30pm and 8.30pm.
Tel: Ward 2A 0141 211 3172 / Ward 2B 0141 211 3174
Ward 2C - General Medicine
Opening Hours:
Flexible visiting Monday to Sunday, between 1.30pm and 8.30pm.
Ward 3A, 3B and 3C - Medicine for the Elderly
Wards 3A, 3B and 3C provide medical care for the older person (T) Ward 3A 0141 211 0089 (T) Ward 3B 0141 301 3169 (T) Ward 3C 0141 301 7981
Opening Hours:
Flexible visiting Monday to Sunday, between 1.30pm and 8.30pm.
Ward 4A - Surgery (General and Vascular)
A general/vascular surgical unit which cares for patients undergoing minor and major surgery; vascular investigations; amputees who are rehabilitating following surgery and patients requiring terminal care
Opening Hours:
Flexible visiting Monday to Sunday, between 1.30pm and 8.30pm.
Tel: 0141 211 3214
Ward 4A/B - ENT inpatients, General Surgery
Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery and other non-surgical relevant conditions.
Opening Hours:
Flexible visiting Monday to Sunday, between 1.30pm and 8.30pm.
General Tel: 0141 211 3205 / 3206
Ward 5B - Surgical high dependency
Ward 5B is the surgical high dependency ward.
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.
General Tel: 0141 211 3216
Ward 5C - Surgery (Gastrointestinal)
Ward 5C is a gastrointestinal surgical ward.
Opening Hours:
Flexible visiting Monday to Sunday, between 1.30pm and 8.30pm.
General Tel: 0141 211 3224
Ward 6C and 7C - Respiratory Medicine
Opening Hours:
Flexible visiting Monday to Sunday, between 1.30pm and 8.30pm.
Tel: Ward 6C 0141 211 3231 / Ward 7C 0141 211 3234
Ward 7A - Haemato-oncology (Blood Cancers)
Ward 7A cares for Haematology ( diseases of the blood ) patients and for patients with a range of general medical conditions.
Opening Hours:
Flexible visiting Monday to Sunday, between 1.30pm and 8.30pm.
General Tel: 0141 211 3249
Ward 8A and 8B - Medicine
Wards 8A/B care for patients with a wide range of general medical conditions. Patients with problems with their joints and muscles are also admitted here.
Opening Hours:
Flexible visiting Monday to Sunday, between 1.30pm and 8.30pm.
General Tel: 0141 211 3266
Ward 8C - Medicine
Ward 8C cares for patients with a wide range of general medical conditions. Patients with stomach, bowel and liver problems are also admitted here.
Opening Hours:
Flexible visiting Monday to Sunday, between 1.30pm and 8.30pm.
General Tel: 0141 211 3275
Wards 6A and 6B - Urology
Ward 6A and Ward 6B are urology wards caring for patients undergoing major and minor operations, day surgery procedures and non-surgical intervention and investigation.
Opening Hours:
Flexible visiting Monday to Sunday, between 1.30pm and 8.30pm.
General Tel: Ward 6A 0141 211 3199 / Ward 6B 0141 211 3401