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A&E and Minor Injuries Services are available in a number of locations. Click here to use our postcode finder to see which is the right one for you.
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 the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing's statements here.
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Diagnostic imaging and scanning
Medical imaging uses different imaging technologies and processes to image the human body for diagnostic and treatment purposes. Examples include
This is a Minor Injuries Unit, not a full-scale Accident and Emergency Department. Please refer to our MIU page for further information on who and what an MIU will treat, and equally important, who and what they can't treat.
A&E and Minor Injuries Services are available in a number of locations. Use our postcode finder to see which is the right one for you.
The unit is open from 8.00am to 9.00pm every day and the Unit is staffed by Advanced Nurse Practitioners.
Nurses will assess and treat adults and children over 1 year old.
Following assessment, some patients may require referral to another hospital outwith the local area.
You should also attend A&E with a minor injury when the MIU is closed between the hours of 9.00pm and 8.00am.
What if my child is under 1?
Remember, the MIU is only intended for people with less serious injuries who are aged 1 year 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 111 or get in touch with your GP.
If you are uncertain about what to do you should contact NHS 24 on 111 or if you think it is an emergency you should go to the Royal Hospital for Children, Govan, the Royal Alexandra Hospital, Paisley, or phone 999.
8.00am to 9.00pm.
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 on 111 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 111Contact Tel: 111
A Healthcare Chaplain is available to The Vale of Leven Hospital and can be contacted on 0141 314 9561 or 0141 314 7365.
The Hospital Chapel is on the ground floor of the hospital opposite the main entrance. This is available for patients, relatives and staff as a place of peace, quiet and prayer. There is also a book provided for written prayers and reflections and a range of religious resources available including prayer mats. (If it is not open please speak to staff at Reception.)
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?
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.