Changing facilities for staff
THERE will be staff changing facilities in both local and central locations in the new hospitals and to ensure good security these areas will be accessible only by access/ID cards.
The changing areas will be equipped with showers, lockers and WCs for both male and female staff.
The locker system operates on a shift-by-shift basis; lockers need to be emptied at the end of your shift and the key left in the lock for the next person on duty.
There are also handbag-sized lockers throughout wards and departments for the storage of personal items.
Local changing facilities will be provided in both hospitals at A&E, radiology and at theatres.
In the children’s hospital, there will also be changing facilities at the outpatient department, PICU and third-floor wards.
In the adult hospital, there will also be changing facilities at rehab & therapy, the stroke ward, critical care & coronary care, nuclear medicine and on levels 4 -11 inclusive, the largest central shared changing facilities is located on the third floor of the podium.
There will be more than 2,500 lockers in total, including lockers suitable for cyclists.
New hot food restaurant
THE South Glasgow University Hospital will feature a large hot food restaurant on the first floor with seating for more than 400. This NHS Catering Services run restaurant will be open to both staff and the public and will be open seven days a week from 8am until 7pm and will enjoy the bright and airy surrounds of the main atrium.
As you would expect, this NHS-run facility will offer fairly priced, high-quality and nutritionally balanced meal choices.
Next to this main restaurant is the Aroma Coffee shop – also run by NHS Catering Services and open to both staff and the public.
The Aroma Cafe will open Monday to Friday between 9am and 6.30pm.
Also available for staff in the main adult hospital is a night meal service from 10pm through till 2am Monday to Friday. This enables staff to call order freshly cooked food and hot drinks.
In the children’s hospital there is a coffee shop. Vending machines will be easily accessible at various locations in the new hospitals with a wide range of products on offer from hot and cold beverages to nutritional snacks.
Supplementing the NHS Catering Services will be commercial retail outlets in the main atrium – details of these outlets will be announced when contractual arrangements are finalised.