Facility Details

Hospitals

Vale of Leven District General Hospital

Contact Details

Main Street
Alexandria
G83 0UA

Tel: 01389 754121

Opening Times / Hours of Business:
Open 24 hours

After 6pm and at weekends this is the base for the Primary Care Emergency Out of Hours Service - call 08454 242424

Information

The Vale of Leven Hospital serves a population of approximately 78,000 within the constituency of Dumbartonshire and is only about 30 minutes from Glasgow. The hospital provides a range of services including inpatient beds, general medicine, women’s health, orthopaedics; maternity services and a Minor Injuries Unit.

The 'Vision for the Vale', NHSGGC's proposals for the future development of the Vale of Leven Hospital were approved by the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing on 16th July 2009.
 
You can read NHSGGC's and Nicola Sturgeon's statements here.

Services


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AMRU - Acute Medical Receiving Unit
Opening Hours:
Visiting 3-4 and 7-8pm.
General Tel: 01389 817503
Maternity - Birthing Suite
Midwifery services in a new purpose built unit, complete with birthing pool.
Opening Hours:
Open visiting for family members. Open 7 days a week.
General Tel: 01389 817232
Maternity - Community Maternity Unit
The Vale of Leven Community Maternity Unit offers a range of services designed to ensure that women receive as much of their maternity care in their local areas as possible.
Opening Hours:
Midwives are available at the unit 24 hours a day for advice or information. 01389 817232
Early Pregnancy Services are available: Monday Friday 9-5 01389 817411
Day Care Services are available Monday Friday 9-5 - 01389 817232
Maternity - Obstetric Day Unit
Medical Day Bed Unit
General Tel: 01389 817236
Minor Injuries Unit
This is a Minor Injuries Unit, not a full-scale Accident and Emergency Department.

Accident and Emergency Services are available at the Royal Alexandra Hospital, Paisley, and the Western Infirmary, Glasgow.

The doors for the unit open from 8am to 9pm every day and the Unit is staffed by Nurse Practitioners, supported by Accident and Emergency Consultants, based at Royal Alexandra Hospital, Paisley. In the Minor Injuries Unit, nurses will assess and treat adults and children over 2 with

  • a minor limb injury (including requesting x-rays when required for suspected broken bones),
  • wounds requiring dressing or stitches,
  • minor burns,
  • foreign bodies,
  • minor injury to eyes, ear, nose and
  • minor head injuries.
Following assessment, some patients may require referral to another hospital outwith the local area. The Minor Injuries Unit will not treat:
  • Illnesses When you feel unwell or in poor health (e.g. stomach pains, abscesses, rashes, tonsillitis).
  • Gynaecological problems.
  • Pregnancy problems.
  • Alcohol or drug related problems.
  • Mental Health problems.
  • Drug overdose.
  • Severe allergic reactions.
  • Breathing problems.
  • Chest pain.
  • Collapsed or unconscious patients.
For these conditions you can contact NHS 24 for advice on 08454 242424 or get in touch with your GP. If you are uncertain about what to do you should contact NHS 24 or if the situation is an emergency you should phone 999, or go to your local A&E Department.

You should also attend A&E with a minor injury between the hours of 9pm and 8am when the MIU is closed.

What if my child is under 2?

If your child is less than 1 year old you should attend the A&E Department at Yorkhill (Royal Hospital for Sick Children).

If your child is between 1 and 2 years old, you should attend the A&E Department at Yorkhill or the nearest adult A&E Department.

Remember, the MIU is only intended for people with less serious injuries who are aged 2 years and older. If your child has an illness they should not be taken to a Minor Injuries Unit. For advice on this you can contact NHS 24 on 08454 242424 or get in touch with your GP.

If you are uncertain about what to do you should contact NHS 24 on 08454 242424 or if you think it is an emergency you should go to the Royal Hospital for Sick Children at Yorkhill or phone 999.

Opening Hours:
08.00 - 21.00
Occupational Therapy
The Occupational Therapy department at the Vale of Leven Hospital provides a rehabilitation service to patients in the acute medical wards and assessment unit, the stroke rehabilitation ward, the orthopaedic and surgical unit and the Care of the Elderly assessment wards and day hospital. The service also supports patient discharge through equipment provision and follow up visit, and further rehabilitation at home if necessary, allowing smooth transition between hospital and home. For further information on the service please call.
General Tel: 01389 817343
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 clinics
Outpatient clinics held at the Vale of Leven Hospital are as follows; Haematology Surgical Diabetic Dietetics Medical Appliances Breast Clinic Neurology Oral Blood Pressure ENT Lipids Haematuria Oncology Orthopaedic Nurse led clinics : Anti- coagulation Chemotherapy Orthopaedic dressings Diabetic Dermatology Cardiac Rehab
Opening Hours:
Mon/Thurs: 8.30am 5pm Fri: 8.30am - 1.30pm
Tel: Appointments 01389 817562
General Tel: 01389 817290
Speech and Language Therapy
Speech & Language Therapy accepts referrals for all ages and is the process of enabling people to communicate and/or eat or drink to the best of their ability. The SLT service has a base at the Vale of Leven Hospital, Bank St Clinic, Dumbarton Health Centre, Renton Language Unit and Victoria Infirmary, Helensbugh.
General Tel: 01389 817463
Surgical Day Bed Unit
General Tel: 01389 817618

Wards


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Acute Medical Receiving/Ward 3
This ward is for all patients coming through MAU (Medical Assessment Unit) and require admission are first taken here.
Opening Hours:
Monday to Sunday, 7.00pm to 8.00pm.
Tel: 01389 817945
Acute Mental Health - Christie Ward
Opening Hours:
Visiting: Mon-Fri 5.30-8.00 pm Sat-Sun 2-4 pm and 5.30-8.00 pm
General Tel: 01389 817572
Elderly Mental Health - Fruin/Katrine Wards
Opening Hours:
Visiting 1.30-4.00 pm and 6.30-8.30 pm each day.
General Tel: 01389 817217
General Medicine/Lomond Ward - 2nd Floor Maternity Block
Opening Hours:
Flexible visiting Monday to Sunday, between 1.30pm and 8.30pm.
Tel: 01389 817365/817321
Haematology Day Ward
General Tel: 01389 817206
Medical Assessment Unit/Ward
The unit is staffed by doctors and nurses at all times of the day and night, 24 hours a day / 7 days a week and assesses and treats most medical emergencies in adults aged 14 years and above. Chest pain, Heart attacks, Strokes Asthma and ANY breathing problems Collapses, epilepsy Diabetes related problems Overdoses Allergic reactions Some patients may require transfer to another hospital if there clinical need requires it
General Tel: Tel 01389 817325
Medicine for the Elderly - Arden Unit, Ward 15
Opening Hours:
Flexible visiting Monday to Sunday, between 1.30pm and 8.30pm.
General Tel: 01389 817215
Medicine for the Elderly - Ward 14
Opening Hours:
Flexible visiting Monday to Sunday, between 1.30pm and 8.30pm.
General Tel: 01389 817214
Renal Unit/Ward
The Renal Unit at The Vale of Leven Hospital is a satellite Unit of The Western Infirmary, Glasgow and as such provides an outpatient haemodialysis service and nephrology clinics to patients in the surrounding areas. The Unit opened in April 2004 and has grown in size and now provides haemodialysis for 32 patients.
General Tel: ALL ENQUIRIES PLEASE CALL - 01389 817289
Surgical - Ward 6
Opening Hours:
Flexible visiting Monday to Sunday, between 1.30pm and 8.30pm.
General Tel: 01389 817207