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Gartnavel General Hospital

Address: 1053 Great Western Road
G12 0YN
Glasgow

Telephone: 0141 211 3000

Wards & Visiting

Wards & Visiting

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Brownlee Centre for Infectious and Communicable Diseases - Inpatient ward - closed

Inpatient Services have moved to the New South Glasgow University Hospital

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.


Web : Travel Clinic at the Brownlee
Location name: Brownlee Centre
Renal Dialysis Unit/Ward 0141 211 0018
Contact Tel: 0141 211 0018
Ward 1C - Ophthalmology - Eye Surgery 0141 211 3238
Ward 1C cares for patients admitted for eye surgery.
Opening hours:
Flexible visiting Monday to Sunday, between 1.30pm and 8.30pm.
Contact Tel: 0141 211 3238
Ward 2A and 2B - Orthopaedics Ward 2A 0141 211 3172 / Ward 2B 0141 211 3174
Wards 2A and 2 B are Orthopaedic wards.
Opening hours:
Flexible visiting Monday to Sunday, between 1.30pm and 8.30pm.
Contact Tel: Ward 2A 0141 211 3172 / Ward 2B 0141 211 3174
Location name: Wards 2A and 2B
Ward 2C - General Medicine 0141 211 3205
Opening hours:

Flexible visiting Monday to Sunday, between 1.30pm and 8.30pm.


Contact Tel: 0141 211 3205
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.
Location name: Wards 3A, 3B and 3C
Ward 4A - Surgery 0141 211 3214

Combined Breast/Urology/General Surgery


Opening hours:

Flexible visiting Monday to Sunday, between 1.30pm and 8.30pm.

Protected meal times 5.00pm-6.00pm


Contact Tel: 0141 211 3214
Location name: Ward 4A
Ward 4A/B - ENT - transferred 0141 211 3205 / 3206

Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery and other non-surgical relevant conditions. This service has transferred to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.


Opening hours:

Flexible visiting Monday to Sunday, between 1.30pm and 8.30pm.


General Tel: 0141 211 3205 / 3206
Ward 5B - Surgical high dependency 0141 211 3216
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) - closed

This service have moved to the New South Glasgow University Hospital


Opening hours:

Flexible visiting Monday to Sunday, between 1.30pm and 8.30pm.


Location name: Ward 5C
Ward 6A and 6B - Urology Ward 6A 0141 211 3199 / Ward 6B 0141 211 3401

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
Ward 6C - Respiratory Medicine - closed

This service has moved to the New South Glasgow University Hospital


Ward 7A - Rheumatology Day Ward 0141 211 3249
Opening hours:

Flexible visiting Monday to Sunday, between 1.30pm and 8.30pm.


General Tel: 0141 211 3249
Location name: Ward 7A
Ward 7C - Respiratory Medicine 0141 211 3234
Opening hours:

Flexible visiting Monday to Sunday, between 1.30pm and 8.30pm.


Contact Tel: 0141 211 3234
Location name: Respiratory medicine - Ward 7C
Ward 8A - Medicine - closed

This service has moved to the New South Glasgow University Hospital


Ward 8B - Medicine 0141 211 3266
Opening hours:

Flexible visiting Monday to Sunday, between 1.30pm and 8.30pm.


General Tel: 0141 211 3266
Ward 8C - Medicine - closed

This service has moved to the New South Glasgow University Hospital


Location name: 8C
Wards and services at the Beatson WoSCC 0141 301 7000

Click here for informtation on Wards and services at the Beatson WoSCC

Opened in February 2008 the Beatson provides all the radiotherapy, and much of the chemotherapy, for patients with cancer in Scotland’s west.  We offer our service and care to 60% of Scotland’s population – 2.8 million people.


General Tel: 0141 301 7000
Location
1053 Great Western Road
Glasgow
G12 0YN
Tel: 0141 211 3000

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Situated in the west of the city, a broad range of medical and surgical sub-specialties are provided, supported by an 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 NHS Centre for Integrative Care, the Ophthalmology department, West of Scotland Cancer Centre (the Tom Wheldon Building) and of course the Beatson.

Services

Services

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Audiology Tel: 0141 211 3054
The Gartnavel Department works closely with the other four Audiology Departments in Glasgow, as well as the paediatric service.
Audiology Department Opening hours:
Monday, Thursday and Friday 09.30 am to 12.30 pm Tuesday and Wedenesday 2.30pm to 4.30pm
Contact Title: Head Audiologist
Contact Tel: 0141 211 3054
Day Surgery Tel: 0141 211 0019 / 0020
Day Surgery Unit General Tel: 0141 211 0019 / 0020
Diabetes Centre Tel: 0141 211 3136
General Tel: 0141 211 3136
Dietetics Tel: 0141 211 3130
Dietetics General Tel: 0141 211 3130
ECG service Tel: 0141 211 3058
General Tel: 0141 211 3058
Endoscopy Suite Tel: 0141 211 3101
General Tel: 0141 211 3101
GP Out of Hours Service Tel: 111

Contact NHS24 on 111 for advice on accessing emergency services. Please do not attend an out of hours GP centre without calling 111 first.


General Practitioner (Family Doctor) Services.

When your GP surgery is closed call NHS 24 free on 111 if you are ill and it can't wait until your regular NHS service reopens.

General Tel: 111
Imaging (X Ray, Ultrasound and CT Scanning) Tel: 0141 211 3117

Medical imaging uses different imaging technologies and processes to image the human body for diagnostic and treatment purposes. Examples include

  • Conventional radiography
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Angiography
  • Mammography
  • Computed tomography
  • Ultrasound
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Nuclear Medicine
General Tel: 0141 211 3117
Nuclear Medicine Tel: 0141 211 3000
General Tel: 0141 211 3000
Web : http://www.nhsggc.org.uk/nuclearmedicine
Occupational Therapy Tel: 0141 211 3021
Occupational Therapy General Tel: 0141 211 3021
Ophthalmology - Eye Services Tel: Contact Lens 0141 211 1043 / Orthoptics 0141 211 1042
Ophthalmology Contact Tel: Contact Lens 0141 211 1043 / Orthoptics 0141 211 1042
Web : http://www.nhsggc.org.uk/your-health/health-services/tennent-institute
Ophthalmology - Eye Assessment Unit Tel: 0141 211 2485
Ophthalmology Contact Tel: 0141 211 2485
Ophthalmology - Outpatient Clinic Tel: 0141 211 1030
Ophthalmology General Tel: 0141 211 1030
Ophthalmology Acute Referral Centre (ARC) Tel: 0141 211 1033
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).
Ophthalmology General Tel: 0141 211 1033
Web : http://www.nhsggc.org.uk/tennentinstitute

Orthotics Tel: 0141 211 3290
Orthotics Contact Tel: 0141 211 3290
Otolaryngology Tel: 0141 211 3000
General Tel: 0141 211 3000
Out of Hours GP service Tel: 111
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.

The NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde out-of-hours service provides GP services to all practices in Glasgow and Clyde out-of-hours (when your doctor's surgery is closed)

Please do not attend the out-of-hours service without calling NHS 24 first on 111

Contact Tel: 111
Outpatients Tel: Click for list
  • 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

Outpatient Department General Tel: Click for list
Physiotherapy Tel: 0141 211 3021
Physiotherapy Contact Tel: 0141 211 3021
Speech and Language Therapy Tel: 0141 211 3021
Speech and Language Therapy Contact Tel: 0141 211 3021
Spiritual care Tel: 0141 211 3026

The Healthcare Chaplain for Gartnavel General can be contacted on 0141 211 3026. 

 

The Chaplaincy Centre is on the Ground Floor, near the main entrance. The Chapel is open at all times and is available to patients, vistors and staff as a place of quiet reflection and prayer. Prayer mats and books of the major faiths are available alongside other resources.   The Chaplain’s office is next to the Chapel.

 

The Chaplaincy Service delivers spiritual and religious care to all people.  Spiritual care addresses the fundamental human need to have a sense of peace, security and hope particularly in the context of injury, illness or loss.  Healthcare Chaplains do this by being attentive to the patient’s story, looking for sources of strength and resilience, valuing the person and what is most important to them. Religious care can be a crucial aspect of this.  Healthcare Chaplains work with other NHS staff to ensure that these needs are met and, where appropriate, in partnership with local faith and belief groups.


We regard Spiritual Care as an intrinsic part of the holistic care provided to patients, and to those who care for them. To this end our Chaplaincy Service provides or facilitates spiritual and religious care for patients, clients, carers and staff.  

What do chaplains do? 

  • Chaplains take time to listen, non-judgementally and with compassion
  • respect and support everyone’s faith or doubts, beliefs or non-belief
  • are interested in each person’s story
  • provide rituals or ceremonies at significant times which help people to deal with change and loss
  • support and train NHS staff and others in understanding spiritual care and related matters

Local faith community leaders have an important role to play in ensuring that patients who belong to their community have their particular religious needs met.  A leaflet giving information and guidance for faith and belief community leaders on visiting hospitals is available here.

For general enquiries about Healthcare Chaplaincy in NHSGGC you may contact the Head of Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care tel: 0141 452 3220 or email us at [email protected]   

If you are contacting the Chaplaincy Service about a patient in one of our hospitals, please ensure, if possible, that the patient is aware of this and has agreed to it. 

An NHS Healthcare Chaplain is always on-call and ward staff can arrange for them to be paged.  A Roman Catholic Priest is also available at all times.

Contact Tel: 0141 211 3026
Travel Clinic at the Brownlee Centre for Infectious and Communicable Diseases Tel: Travel Clinic 0141 211 0286
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

Centre for Infectious and Communicable Diseases, Travel Clinic Opening hours:
Travel Clinic open Tuesday mornings, 9.30 - 12.30
Contact Tel: Travel Clinic 0141 211 0286
General Tel: Reception and appointments 0141 211 1074
Location name: Brownlee Centre