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Vale of Leven District General Hospital

  The Vale of Leven MIU only treats patients aged 1 and over for minor injuries. The Unit DOES NOT treat babies less than 1 year old. It also does not treat illnesses. Do not attend the MIU if your baby is less than 1 or if you or your child are ill. If you are unsure about where to go in an emergency, contact NHS24 on 111.

Address: Main Street
G83 0UA
Alexandria
West Dunbartonshire

Telephone: 01389 754121

Wards & Visiting

Wards & Visiting

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Acute Medical Receiving/Ward 3 01389 817945
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.
Contact Tel: 01389 817945
Acute Mental Health - Christie Ward 01389 817572
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 01389 817217
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 01389 817365/817321
Opening hours:
Flexible visiting Monday to Sunday, between 1.30pm and 8.30pm.
Contact Name: Senior Charge Nurse lesley Fox
Contact Tel: 01389 817365/817321
Haematology Day Ward 01389 817206
General Tel: 01389 817206
Medical Assessment Unit/Ward Tel 01389 817325
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 01389 817215
Opening hours:
Flexible visiting Monday to Sunday, between 1.30pm and 8.30pm.
General Tel: 01389 817215
Medicine for the Elderly - Ward 14 01389 817214
Opening hours:
Flexible visiting Monday to Sunday, between 1.30pm and 8.30pm.
General Tel: 01389 817214
Renal Unit/Ward ALL ENQUIRIES PLEASE CALL - 01389 817289
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 01389 817207
Opening hours:
Flexible visiting Monday to Sunday, between 1.30pm and 8.30pm.
General Tel: 01389 817207
Location
Main Street
Alexandria
G83 0UA
Tel: 01389 754121
Opening Times:

Open 24 hours

After 6pm and at weekends this is the base for the Primary Care Emergency Out of Hours Service - call 111



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More Information

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.

Services

Services

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AMRU - Acute Medical Receiving Unit Tel: 01389 817503
Opening hours:
Monday to Sunday, 2.00pm to 3.00pm and 7.00pm to 8.00pm.
General Tel: 01389 817503
Imaging Department Tel: 01389 817 524

Diagnostic imaging and scanning


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: 01389 817 524
Maternity - Birthing Suite Tel: 01389 817232
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
Location name: CMU
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
Web : http://www.nhsggc.org.uk/content/default.asp?page=home_CMUs
Maternity - Obstetric Day Unit
Medical Day Bed Unit Tel: 01389 817236
General Tel: 01389 817236
Minor Injuries Unit Tel: 01389 817240

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?

If your child is less than 1 year old you should attend the A&E Department at Royal Hospital for Children in Govan, or the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley.

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.


Opening hours:

8.00am to 9.00pm.


General Tel: 01389 817240
Occupational Therapy Tel: 01389 817343
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.
Occupational Therapy General Tel: 01389 817343
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 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 111

Contact Tel: 111
Outpatient clinics Tel: Appointments 01389 817562
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
Outpatient Department Opening hours:
Mon/Thurs: 8.30am – 5pm Fri: 8.30am - 1.30pm
Contact Tel: Appointments 01389 817562
General Tel: 01389 817290
Speech and Language Therapy Tel: 01389 817463
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.
Speech and Language Therapy General Tel: 01389 817463
Spiritual Care

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? 

  • 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.

Surgical Day Bed Unit Tel: 01389 817618
General Tel: 01389 817618