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West Glasgow Ambulatory Care Hospital to Open on Former Children's Hospital Site at Yorkhill

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

The Minor Injuries Unit and outpatient department for West Glasgow is moving from the Western Infirmary to the former children’s hospital site at Yorkhill.  

The West Glasgow Ambulatory Care Hospital at Yorkhill will see the Minor Injuries Unit start treating patients at 9.00 am on Friday, December 4th while a range of other local hospital services will open on Monday, December 7th.

Local services which will be provided on the site include:

  • Minor Injuries Unit
  • West Maternity Care Centre
  • a range of outpatient services
  • Physiotherapy and Therapy Centre
  • Respiratory
  • X-ray and Imaging. 

An information leaflet detailing these changes will be delivered to all households affected during the week beginning 30th November 2015. 

Robert Calderwood, NHSGGC Chief Executive, said: “Earlier this year, the majority of services, including all inpatient wards and the A&E department, closed at the Western Infirmary and transferred to the new Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Govan. 

“Now, all remaining services at the Western Infirmary will transfer to a new home across the road on the Yorkhill site at the new West Glasgow Ambulatory Care Hospital. 

“Ultimately it is our aspiration to see these services located on the Gartnavel Campus and therefore this move to the Yorkhill site is a stepping stone before this move takes place. 

“We need to vacate the Western Infirmary site as this has already been purchased by the University of Glasgow and they are keen to move forward with their own redevelopment plans.” 

Ann Allen, director of the University of Glasgow’s Estates and Buildings Service, said: “We’re pleased to be working with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde to ensure a smooth handover as we prepare for our redevelopment of the Western Infirmary site. The University is aiming to develop a campus capable of delivering a truly world-leading research, teaching and learning environment for our students and staff, as well as providing facilities that people in the west end of Glasgow can use and enjoy. A formal consultation on our more detailed masterplan for the development will begin early next year.” 

With the exception of the Minor Injuries Unit which can treat children aged five years and above for a range of minor injuries, the West Glasgow Ambulatory Care Hospital will only treat adults.   

The Western Infirmary will close completely on 6 December 2015. 

In addition to the West Glasgow Ambulatory Care Hospital information leaflet which is being delivered to all households affected by these changes, our website provides further detail on this move and other essential information. 

The website also includes a helpful A&E postcode finder on the homepage so people can quickly identify which A&E or Minor Injuries Unit they you should use. 



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