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New Theatres Will Begin Surgery on Patients Next Month

Friday, October 4, 2019

A suite of four new theatres, which will revolutionise the future of adult neurosurgery and oral maxillofacial surgery in Glasgow, have been given the green light after the successful commissioning and validation of the mechanical and electrical systems. 

This follows the completion of further technical work by the University of Glasgow, who commissioned the theatres as part of the University’s world-leading imaging clinical research ICE building. 

The £7million theatres within the Imaging Centre for Excellence will now undergo final clinical commissioning and equipment fit out. 

Surgical procedures on adult patients in these state-of-the-art theatres are planned to begin in November with the four new theatres being complemented by two existing theatres in the neurosciences building. 

The ICE building brings together world-leading research, cutting edge technology and international business investment and is a collaboration between the University of Glasgow, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, the Medical Research Council and Glasgow City Region City Deal.  The opening of these new theatres can also allow the latest neurosurgical procedures to be considered and add to the facility’s reputation as a global centre for excellence. 

Dr Scott Davidson, Deputy Medical Director Acute, NHSGGC, said:  “The opening of these new theatres is a further example of how close collaboration between academic research and healthcare can provide cutting edge facilities to benefit patients across Scotland. 

“The University’s Imaging Centre of Excellence has provided us the opportunity to develop four state-of-the-art theatres which will now be utilised by the Departments of Neurosurgery and Oral Maxillofacial Surgery.  

“With the existing two theatres in the neurosciences building we are confident this will provide us with some of the most modern surgical facilities across the world with approximately 6,350 neurosurgery and oral maxillofacial patients receiving their surgery on the QEUH campus per year. 

 “We recognise that there has been a delay to the opening of this facility but NHSGGC has supported the University of Glasgow to ensure that they deliver theatres of the highest standard.” 

Professor Dame Anna Dominiczak, Vice Principal and Head of the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences at the University of Glasgow said:  ‘These new facilities are of the highest standard and will provide some of the best patient care in neurosurgery and Oral Maxillofacial Surgery to be seen anywhere in the UK. 

“We look forward to working closely with colleagues at NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde in delivering in these key areas for patients and their families.” 


For further information either telephone 0141 201 4429 or email [email protected]  

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