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Hospitals

Southern General Hospital

Contact Details

1345 Govan Road
Glasgow
G51 4TF


Tel: 0141 201 1100
Fax: 0141 201 2999

Opening Times / Hours of Business:
24 hours. After 6pm and at weekends this is the base for the Primary Care Emergency Out of Hours Service - call 08454 242424

Information

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* PARKING UPDATE *
Due to the ongoing works at the hospital, please allow a great deal of extra time to park if travelling to the site by car. We recommend using public transport where possible. We apologise for any inconvenience caused during this time.

A new multi-storey car park has now opened on the Southern General Hospital site.   The facility offers 266 spaces including 30 disabled bays.  Parking is free to all patients and visitors.  On entering the hospital from Govan Road, drive straight ahead past A&E and the facility is situated on the left hand side of the road.

For more information about parking arrangements at this site, visit our Parking microsite.

Find out if you can use the free Evening Visitor's bus service

For information on individual departments and wards please scroll to the bottom of this page.

The Southern General Hospital is a large teaching hospital with an acute operational bed complement of approximately 900 beds. The Hospital is sited in the south-west of Glasgow and provides a comprehensive range of acute and related clinical services.

District General Hospital services are provided for the south-west of the city, with some services provided for the whole city. Services include Accident and Emergency, Dermatology, ENT, General Medicine (including sub-specialties), General Surgery (including sub-specialties), Medicine for the Elderly (including Assessment, Rehabilitation and Day Services), Gynaecology, Neonatal Paediatrics, Obstetrics, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedic Surgery, Urology, Physically Disabled Rehabilitation and Continuing Care. The Obstetrics, Urology, Ophthalmology and Dermatology Departments provide the single in-patient location for the whole population of South Glasgow. The Division manages the Dermatology Service for the whole city.

The Maxillofacial Department for the whole city was centralised at the hospital in the autumn of 2002 providing trauma and elective surgery and specialist provision for head and neck cancer. South and West Glasgow’s in-patient Gynaecology service was centralised at the Southern General Hospital in late 2003 / early 2004, bringing together on one site a range of services from across the city. The Assessment and Rehabilitation service for the Physically Disabled is also provided for the whole city from the Southern General Hospital.

There is also a wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic services including Audiology, Clinical Psychology, Dietetics, Occupational Therapy, ECG, Physiotherapy, Radiology (including MRI and CT provision for the general hospital service) and Speech Therapy.

Be Ready For Baby!

We have a selection of videos showing you around the RAH Maternity Unit. The videos are in sections showing each of the various locations within the unit that you will see when you come in to have your baby; from the entrance to the post natal ward.

You can access the videos at:
www.nhsggc.org.uk/bereadyforbaby

The Institute of Neurological Sciences

The Institute of Neurological Sciences is based on the Southern General campus and provides Neurosurgical, Neurological, Clinical Neurophysiology, Neuroradiological and Neuropathology facilities for the West of Scotland. The Institute is equipped with 2 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Suites, SPECT Scanner, two Computerised Axial Tomography Scanners, and angiography facilities. The Institute has recently undergone a major upgrade to incorporate ENT and Oral & Maxillofacial and is now equipped with additional facilities including the development of a new ward, four additional theatres, ICU, HDU and a new out-patient department.


Westmarc

The Westmarc unit houses the clinical services for prosthetics and orthotics including the Artificial Limb and Appliance Centre, within a purpose- built facility. The centre is staffed jointly by hospital and university personnel from the National Centre for Training in Prosthetics and Orthotics of Strathclyde University.

Podiatry

The department of Podiatry has a purpose built 24-chair clinic including a minor procedure theatre.


Spinal Injuries Unit

The Queen Elizabeth National Spinal Unit for Scotland provides a spinal injuries service to the whole of Scotland. This is housed in a purpose-built facility attached to the Institute of Neurological Sciences.

Education

There is a long tradition of training medical students and the Southern General is one of the principal teaching hospitals in Glasgow. There are fully equipped conference facilities at the Walton Conference Centre on site and a range of other tutorial rooms throughout the hospital. There is also a Library with a Learn Direct E-Learning Centre.

For more information on the Southern General and the new hospitals under construction, click the following links:

Services


Click on a Service for more details
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 someone's 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.

Tel: 0141 201 1456
Audiology
Tel: 0141 201 1438
Chaplaincy Service
The chaplaincy centre is upstairs from the dining room (behind the medical block) There is a quiet room, offices, a meeting room and ablution facilities. The quiet room is open at the same time as the dining room.
General Tel: 0141 201 2357
Coronary care
Tel: 0141 201 1774
Day Surgery
0141 201 2317
Diabetes
Tel: 0141 201 1403 (Outpatients)
Dietetics
Tel: 0141 201 2155
EEG Department
Tel: 0141 201 2523
ENT Surgery - Outpatients Clinic
Tel: 0141 201 1403
Foetal Medicine Unit
The unit provides specialist diagnostic facilities and treatment to unborn babies from across Scotland. Equipped with three treatment rooms, scanning facilities, counselling facilities and separate waiting areas.
Imaging (X-ray, Ultrasound, CT Scanning, MRI Scanning)
Tel: 0141 201 1540
Maternity Services - Labour Suite
A purpose-built labour suite with 12 labour rooms - all with en-suite toilet and bath/shower facilities and two with birthing pools, a four bedded antenatal area, high dependency beds and a five bedded recovery area, counselling rooms, a delivery room for women experiencing a stillbirth or miscarriage, kitchen and waiting facilities for visitors.
Tel: 0141 201 2292/2250
Neuroradiology
Tel: 0141 201 2040
Nuclear Medicine
A range of services are based in several locations within the Southern General Hospital:
∑ Nuclear Medicine and DXA scanning (Bone Density) are located in the Central Medical Block. Tel 0141 201 1758
∑ Radioisotope Imaging (Gamma Camera Imaging) is located in main X-Ray. Tel 0141 201 1554
∑ neuroSPECT is located in the Institute of Neurological Sciences. Tel 0141 201 2032
This service is provided by the Nuclear Medicine Department in South Glasgow (Southern General Hospital, Victoria Infirmary & the New Victoria Hospital) Further information is available at: http://www.nhsggc.org.uk/nuclearmedicine
General Tel: 0141 201 1758
Occupational Therapy
Tel: 0141 201 1500
Ophthalmology Outpatients
Tel: 0141 201 1413
Orthopaedics Clinic
Tel: 0141 201 1461 / 1462
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
Outpatient Clinic - Chest Clinic
Tel: 0141 201 1102 / 1103
Outpatient Clinic - EMG Clinic
Tel: 0141 201 2495
Outpatient Clinic - ENT Clinic
Tel: 0141 201 1403
Outpatient Clinic - Gynaecology
Tel: 0141 201 2294
Outpatient Clinic - Main Department
Tel: 0141 201 1403
Outpatient Clinic - Neuro Patients
Tel: 0141 201 1980
Outpatient Clinic - Ophthalmology
Tel: 0141 201 1413
Outpatient Clinic - Orthopaedics
Tel: 0141 201 1461 / 1462
Outpatient Physiotherapy / Physiotherapy
Opening Hours:
Monday - Thursday 08.30 - 4.30
Friday 08.30 - 4.15
Tel: 0141 201 1498
Perinatal Mental Health Service
The Perinatal Mental Health Service provides services to women and families affected by severe mental illness during pregnancy and the first year after childbirth. The service has 4 different elements:-

1.) A 6 bed / 6 cot regional Mother and Baby Mental Health Unit which provides suitable facilities for a woman with severe acute mental illness to be admitted for treatment, where itís also in the best interests of her baby to come into hospital with her. The unit accepts admissions of women living in Glasgow and adjacent NHS Board areas Lanarkshire, Ayrshire and Arran, Dumfries and Galloway, Western Isles and the former Argyll and Clyde boundary areas. Referral is through local psychiatric services in the NHS Board area or via any health or social care professional if the woman lives in Glasgow.

2.) Community Outreach Service for women living within the former NHS Greater Glasgow boundary area.

3.) Out patient clinics at 3 sites around the city.

4.) Psychiatric liaison services to the Southern General Maternity Unit and the Princess Royal Maternity Unit.

Opening Hours:
Community Outreach Team: Monday - Friday 9.00am-5.00pm (except public holidays)
Mother and Baby Mental Health Unit: 24hr service.

Visiting hours: Monday - Friday 2.30pm-4.30pm; 6.00pm-8.00pm;
Saturday - Sunday 2.00pm-4.00pm; 6.00pm-8.00pm

Tel: 0141 232 7635 / 7
General Tel: 0141 232 7638
Podiatry (Foot Care)
Tel: 0141 201 1720
Prosthetics Service (WestMARC)
Visit the WestMARC mirosite for full information and support

Prosthetics

The Prosthetics service provides upper and lower limb prosthetics services to approximately 52% of Scotlandís population. It functions as a self contained area within WestMARC. The inpatients for this service are mainly based at The Southern General Hospital whilst outpatients, approximately 3,500, come mainly from Greater Glasgow & Clyde, Argyll, forth valley, Lanarkshire, Dumfries & Galloway and some other Scottish Health Boards. The service has an average number of outpatient appointments per year of 6,500.

This service provides medical clinics, ward rounds and multidisciplinary clinic where new patients and referrals, approximately 300 per year, are assessed. Patients referrals are received by the service from:

  • Primary patients referrals from the Southern General or other hospitals.
  • Self referrals from existing patients and or carers.
  • Referrals from GPs, Consultants and other Health Care Professionals
Opening Hours:
Clinics 8.30 am to 4.30 pm Call Centre: 8.45 am to 4.15 pm (with 24 hours answerphone) Closed for public holidays and weekends
Operational Services Manager
Tel: 0141 201 2392
General Tel: 0141 201 2640
Rheumatology Day Unit
Opening Hours:
Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm
Sister
Tel: 0141 201 2824
General Tel: 0141 201 1100
Speech Therapy
Tel: 0141 201 1440
Stoma Care
Stoma Care Nurse specialist care for patients in the hospital and outpatient settings.
Opening Hours:
Monday to Friday, 8.00am to 4.00pm.
Clinical Nurse Specialist Stoma Care
Tel: 0141 201 1636
Wheelchair and Seating Service (WestMARC)
Visit the WestMARC microsite for information and support. www.nhsggc.org.uk/westmarc
Opening Hours:
Clinics 8.30 am to 4.30 pm Call Centre: 8.45 am to 4.15 pm (with 24 hours answerphone) Closed for public holidays and weekend
General Tel: 0844 8113001

Wards


Click on a Ward name for more details
Acute medical receiving - Ward 20
Ward 20 is the acute medical receiving ward, providing 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 to 8.00pm.
Tel: 0141 201 1745/1746
Dermatology - Ward 52
Ward 52 admits patients with skin problems who require an inpatient stay. The ward admits patients from throughout Glasgow. Dermatology Clinic Enquiries - Tel. 0141 201 1560
Opening Hours:
Flexible visiting Monday to Sunday, between 1.30pm and 8.30pm.
Tel: 0141 201 1562
Gynaecology Outpatients - Ward 40
Ward 49 is the five-day gynae ward.
Opening Hours:
Flexible visiting Monday to Sunday, between 1.30pm and 8.30pm.
Tel: 0141 201 2282
Gynaecology Outpatients - Ward 49
Opening Hours:
Flexible visiting Monday to Sunday, between 1.30pm and 8.30pm.
Tel: 0141 201 2282
Haematology / Oncology - Ward 24
Opening Hours:
Flexible visiting Monday to Sunday, between 1.30pm and 8.30pm.
Tel: 0141 201 1789/1790
High Dependency Unit/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..
Tel: 0141 201 1491/1484
Maternity Services - Labour Ward 44
Please note there is no waiting area in the labour ward and visitors are not permitted, only arranged birth partners. We encourage birth partners to keep their own families updated as appropriate and request that phone calls to labour ward are kept to a minimum.
Opening Hours:
No visiting permitted in labour ward - arranged birth partners only.
Tel: 0140 201 2292
Maternity Services - Special Care Baby Unit/Ward
26 special care cots for babies who require extra support and care after birth and four mother and baby rooms with en-suite facilities for babies who are relatively well. These rooms give mothers the opportunity to stay with their baby to establish parenting skills and breast feeding prior to discharge and reduce the need for separation if a baby requires a short-term observation or treatment.
Tel: 0141 201 2261
Maternity Services - Ward 47
Opening Hours:
Husbands/Partners only: 10.30am - 12.30pm, 2.00pm - 5.30pm and 6.30pm - 8.00pm. All other visitors: 2.00pm - 3.30pm and 7.00pm - 8.00pm. Only the children of a mother in hospital will be allowed to visit. Any other adult turning up with their own children will be politely asked to take them out of the ward area.
Tel: 0141 201 2268
Maternity Services - Ward 48
Opening Hours:
Husbands/Partners only: 10.30am - 12.30pm, 2.00pm - 5.30pm and 6.30pm - 8.00pm. All other visitors: 2.00pm - 3.30pm and 7.00pm - 8.00pm. Only the children of a mother in hospital will be allowed to visit. Any other adult turning up with their own children will be politely asked to take them out of the ward area.
Tel: 0141 201 2269
Maternity Services - Ward 50
Opening Hours:
Husbands/Partners only: 10.30am - 12.30pm, 2.00pm - 5.30pm and 6.30pm - 8.00pm. All other visitors: 2.00pm - 3.30pm and 7.00pm - 8.00pm. Only the children of a mother in hospital will be allowed to visit. Any other adult turning up with their own children will be politely asked to take them out of the ward area.
Tel: 0141 201 4370 0141 201 4370
Medical Intensive Care Unit/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.
Tel: 0141 201 1774/1775
Medicine - Ward 21
Opening Hours:
Flexible visiting Monday to Sunday, between 1.30pm and 8.30pm.
Tel: 0141 201 1779/1780
Medicine - Ward 22
Opening Hours:
Flexible visiting Monday to Sunday, between 1.30pm and 8.30pm.
Tel: 0141 201 1735
Medicine - Ward 23
Opening Hours:
Flexible visiting Monday to Sunday, between 1.30pm and 8.30pm.
Tel: 0141 201 1770/1771
Medicine - Ward 25
Opening Hours:
Flexible visiting Monday to Sunday, between 1.30pm and 8.30pm.
General Tel: 0141 201 1795
Medicine - Ward 25D
Opening Hours:
Flexible visiting Monday to Sunday, between 1.30pm and 8.30pm.
Tel: 0141 201 1794/2814
Medicine - Ward 26
Opening Hours:
Flexible visiting Monday to Sunday, between 1.30pm and 8.30pm.
Tel: 0141 201 1869
Medicine for the Elderly - Ward 51
Wards 51, 54, 55, 56 and 57 provide assessment and rehabilitation for elderly patients.
Opening Hours:
Flexible visiting Monday to Sunday, between 1.30pm and 8.30pm.
Tel: 0141 232 7571
Medicine for the Elderly - Ward 54
Wards 51, 54, 55, 56 and 57 provide assessment and rehabilitation for elderly patients.
Opening Hours:
Flexible visiting Monday to Sunday, between 1.30pm and 8.30pm.
General Tel: 0141 201 2762/2764
Medicine for the Elderly - Ward 55
Wards 51, 54, 55, 56 and 57 provide assessment and rehabilitation for elderly patients.
Opening Hours:
Flexible visiting Monday to Sunday, between 1.30pm and 8.30pm.
Tel: 0141 201 2768/2770
Medicine for the Elderly - Ward 56
Wards 51, 54, 55, 56 and 57 provide assessment and rehabilitation for elderly patients.
Opening Hours:
Flexible visiting Monday to Sunday, between 1.30pm and 8.30pm.
Tel: 0141 201 2451/2452
Medicine for the Elderly - Ward 57
Wards 51, 54, 55, 56 and 57 provide assessment and rehabilitation for elderly patients.
Opening Hours:
Flexible visiting Monday to Sunday, between 1.30pm and 8.30pm.
Tel: 0141 201 2416/2418
Mother and Baby Mental Health Unit - Inpatient Ward
Mother and Baby Mental Health Unit
Opening Hours:
Visiting hours: Monday - Friday 2.30pm-4.30pm; 6.00pm-8.00pm;
Saturday - Sunday 2.00pm-4.00pm; 6.00pm-8.00pm
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit / Ward
Capacity for 34 medical and surgical intensive care/high dependency cots.
Neurology - Ward 67
Care for patients with neurological problems.
Opening Hours:
Flexible visiting Monday to Sunday, between 1.30pm and 8.30pm.
Neurology - Ward 68
Care for patients with neurological problems.
Opening Hours:
Five day ward, open Monday to Friday from 7.30am to 7.30pm, closed weekends and public holidays. Visiting times are 1.30pm - 8.3-pm (7.30pm on Fridays).
Tel: 0141 201 2096
Neurosurgery - Ward 60, High Dependency
Ward 60 is the Neurosurgery high dependency unit.
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 232 7562 / 7563
Neurosurgery - Ward 61, Intensive Care
Ward 61 is the Intensive care unit for neurosurgical patients.
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 201 2008/2009
Neurosurgery - Ward 63, Adult Admissions
Opening Hours:
Flexible visiting between 1.30pm and 8.30pm.
Tel: 0141 201 2013
Neurosurgery - Ward 64, Adult Admissions
Wards 63, 64 and 65 admit patients for neurosurgery.
Opening Hours:
Flexible visiting between 1.30pm and 8.30pm.
Tel: 0141 201 2015
Neurosurgery - Ward 65, Adult Admissions
Wards 63, 64 and 65 admit patients for neurosurgery.
Opening Hours:
Flexible visiting between 1.30pm and 8.30pm.
Tel: 0141 201 2017 / 2101
Ophthalmology - Ward 8
Ward 8 and 8A care for ophthalmology patients.
Opening Hours:
Flexible visiting Monday to Sunday, between 1.30pm and 8.30pm.
Tel: 0141 201 1581 / 1584
Ophthalmology - Ward 8A
Ward 8 and 8A care for ophthalmology patients.
Opening Hours:
Flexible visiting Monday to Sunday, between 1.30pm and 8.30pm.
Tel: 0141 201 1169
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery / ENT - Ward 62, Admissions
Ward 62 admits patients undergoing oral and maxillofacial surgery.
Opening Hours:
Flexible visiting between 1.30pm and 8.30pm.
Tel: 0141 201 2080
Orthopaedic Surgery - Ward 1, Admissions
Wards 1, 2 and 5 admit patients undergoing orthopaedic surgery.
Opening Hours:
Flexible visiting between 1.30pm and 8.30pm.
Tel: 0141 201 1630 / 1631
Orthopaedic Surgery - Ward 2, Admissions
Opening Hours:
Flexible visiting between 1.30pm and 8.30pm.
Tel: 0141 201 1632 / 1633
Orthopaedic Surgery - Ward 5, Admissions
Wards 1, 2 and 5 admit patients undergoing orthopaedic surgery.
Opening Hours:
Flexible visiting between 1.30pm and 8.30pm.
Tel: 0141 201 1639 / 1640
Physical Disablility Services - Rehabilitation Unit/Ward
Opening Hours:
Flexible visiting between 1.30pm and 8.30pm.
General Tel: 0141 201 2663
Spinal Injuries - Edinhall Ward (Intensive Care)
The Spinal Injuries Intensive Care Unit is in Edinhall 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 201 2533 / 2534
Spinal Injuries - Philipshill Ward
Opening Hours:
Monday to Friday: 4.00pm to 9.00 pm and Saturday and Sunday 12.30pm to 9.00 pm.
General Tel: 0141 201 2531 / 2532
Surgery - Intensive Care 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.
Tel: 0141 201 1643 / 1644
Surgery - Ward 3
Wards 3, 4 and 6 treat surgical patients.
Opening Hours:
Flexible visiting Monday to Sunday, between 1.30pm and 8.30pm.
General Tel: 0141 201 1634 / 1635
Surgery - Ward 4
Wards 3, 4 and 6 treat surgical patients.
Opening Hours:
Flexible visiting Monday to Sunday, between 1.30pm and 8.30pm.
Tel: 0141 201 1637 / 1638
Surgery - Ward 6
Wards 3, 4 and 6 treat surgical patients.
Opening Hours:
Flexible visiting Monday to Sunday, between 1.30pm and 8.30pm.
Tel: 0141 201 1641 / 1642
Urology - Ward 10
Wards 9, 10 and 11 treat patients with urological problems.
Opening Hours:
Flexible visiting Monday to Sunday, between 1.30pm and 8.30pm.
Tel: 0141 201 1533
Urology - Ward 11
Wards 9, 10 and 11 treat patients with urological problems.
Opening Hours:
Flexible visiting Monday to Sunday, between 1.30pm and 8.30pm.
Tel: 0141 201 1535 / 1536
Urology - Ward 9
Wards 9, 10 and 11 treat patients with urological problems.
Opening Hours:
Flexible visiting Monday to Sunday, between 1.30pm and 8.30pm.
General Tel: 0141 201 1610 / 1613
Young Disabled - Ward 53
Opening Hours:
Flexible visiting Monday to Sunday, between 1.30pm and 8.30pm.
Tel: 0141 201 2720/2722