Today the Greater Glasgow and Clyde NHS Board approved the names of the two new flagship hospitals on the Southern General campus.
The new adult hospital brings together the existing Southern General Hospital, Western Infirmary, Victoria Infirmary and Mansionhouse Unit, as well as housing a new teaching and learning facility, Centre for Stratified Medicine and Clinical research facilities. The new children’s hospital replaces the old Royal Hospital for Sick Children at Yorkhill.
The new adult hospital will be named the South Glasgow University Hospital recognising all that the new hospital incorporates and our close working relationship with Glasgow University.
We also recognise the historical and significance the name Royal Hospital for Sick Children has within the world and the Board has approved the retention of this name for the new children’s hospital.
Robert Calderwood, Chief Executive, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, said: “In deciding what to name the new hospitals we needed to acknowledge that the new adult hospital is bringing together both healthcare and research facilities.
“We wanted a name that encompasses this and we have chosen a name we hope recognises the significant history of the hospitals moving to the new site as well as the significant teaching and learning facilities.
“The new children’s hospital will continue with its proud and long history of providing care and treatment for children across Scotland and beyond.
“We have many requests on what the new hospitals should be called and it is hoped through further discussion that we can incorporate some of the names within areas of each of the new hospitals.”
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Notes to Editors
• The new campus will have the biggest critical care complex and one of the biggest emergency departments in Scotland.
• The new adult hospital sits alongside the new children’s hospital and both will be linked via a subterranean tunnel to the new £90million laboratory which is already operational having opened last year.
• Every patient in the general wards of the new adult hospital will have their own single en-suite room with views either across the campus or of Glasgow and to the hills beyond.
• Some 10,000 NHS staff will be based on the campus when it is fully operational