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Information and guidance for public, NHSGGC staff, and community-based services.  Hospital visiting restrictions now in place.

Gartnavel General Hospital

COVID-19: New visiting arrangements are in place. Click here for more details...

Every inpatient ward will have access to an iPad so patients can keep in touch with friends and family, if they don’t have a phone or tablet of their own. For more information please access our Person Centred Virtual Visiting service

Address: 1053 Great Western Road
G12 0YN

Telephone: 0141 211 3000

Wards & Visiting

Wards & Visiting

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Ward 1C - Ophthalmology - Eye Surgery 0141 211 3238

Ward 1C cares for patients admitted for eye surgery.

Opening hours:


Contact Tel: 0141 211 3238
Ward 2A - Orthopaedics 0141 211 3172

Orthopaedic ward

Opening hours:


Contact Tel: 0141 211 3172
Location name: Wards 2A and 2B
Ward 2C - Medicine 0141 211 0074
Opening hours:


Contact Tel: 0141 211 0074
Ward 3A - Geriatric Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Unit 0141 211 0089
Opening hours:


General Tel: 0141 211 0089
Ward 3C - Geriatric Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Unit 0141 301 7981
Opening hours:


General Tel: 0141 301 7981
Ward 4A - Surgery 0141 211 3214

Combined Breast/Urology/General Surgery

Opening hours:


Contact Tel: 0141 211 3214
Location name: Ward 4A
Ward 4C - Geriatric Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Unit 0141 211 3179
Opening hours:


General Tel: 0141 211 3179
Ward 7C - Respiratory medicine 0141 211 3234
Opening hours:


General Tel: 0141 211 3234
Ward 8A - Medicine for the Elderly 0141 301 9877
Opening hours:


Contact Tel: 0141 301 9877
Ward 8B - Outpatients for the Older Person - Day Hospital 0141 301 9870

Patient information:

We are Outpatients for the Older Person.

Contacts are:

  • Day Hospital Receptionist: Jacqueline Stewart - Contact: 0141 301 9870
  • Day Hospital Senior Charge Nurse: Anne Sloan - Contact: 0141 301 9865
  • Day Hospital Physiotherapist: Lauren Slater - Contact 0141 301 9873
  • Day Hospital Occupational Therapist: Lauren MaClennan - Contact: 07970742414
  • Day Hospital New Appointments: Norah Murray - Contact: 0141 301 9876

Opening hours are:  08:30 - 17:00 pm

Outpatient clinics from:  09:00 - 12:00 pm & 13:00-16:00 pm

Clinics include:

  • Consultant led Movement Disorder Clinic
  • Consultant led Falls Clinics
  • Consultant Led General Clinics
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist Clinic: Movement Disorders
  • Nurse Led Clinics: Pre-Falls Assessment, Intravenous Zoledronate and Blood Transfusion
  • Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Clinics / Exercise Class

Patients may require further investigations as part of their timed appointment at our Day Hospital Clinics.

These may include some observations or tests before or after your clinic consultation, such as:

  • Weight & Body Mass Index
  • Blood Pressure & Pulse
  • ECG
  • Cognitive Screening
  • Blood Tests
  • Urine dip test

Further investigations, such as X-Rays, may carried out within Gartnavel General Hospital if required.

Sometimes other investigations will be requested as a result of your clinic consultation and an appointment will be sent from that department for when and where you should attend for this.










Opening hours:


General Tel: 0141 301 9870
Ward 8C - Medicine for the Elderly 0141 301 9882
Opening hours:


General Tel: 0141 301 9882
Location name: 8C
Ward at the Brownlee Centre 0141 211 3231

Ward at The Brownlee Centre 

Opening hours:

Hospital visiting restrictions now in place

Contact Tel: 0141 211 3231
Web :
Wards and services at the Beatson WoSCC 0141 301 7000

Go to wards and services at the Beatson WoSCC

Opened in February 2008 the Beatson provides all the radiotherapy, and much of the chemotherapy, for patients with cancer in the west of Scotland.  We offer our service and care to 60% of Scotland’s population – 2.8 million people.

Opening hours:


General Tel: 0141 301 7000
1053 Great Western Road
G12 0YN
Tel: 0141 211 3000

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Situated in the west of the city, a broad range of medical and surgical sub-specialties are provided, supported by an inpatient operating department.

The breadth and complexity of services at Gartnavel has expanded considerably over the years, with the development of the Brownlee Centre for communicable diseases, the NHS Centre for Integrative Care, the Ophthalmology department, West of Scotland Cancer Centre (the Tom Wheldon Building) and of course the Beatson.

Services & Outpatients


Click on a service name for more details

Audiology Tel: 0141 211 3054

The Gartnavel Department works closely with the other four Audiology Departments in Glasgow, as well as the paediatric service.

Audiology Department Opening hours:

Repairs/servicing/tubing change by appointment only

Battery collection from Gartnavel General Hospital - 9.00am-12.30pm & 1.00pm-4.00pm Monday - Friday

Collection points for replacement batteries. (Please take your yellow battery book with you)

Available Monday-Friday


Postal Service available for Batteries

(you are required to pay postage to the hospital but not for the return)

Contact Title: Head Audiologist
Contact Tel: 0141 211 3054
Web : Email : [email protected]
Biochemistry Tel: 0141 211 4003 (Central Reporting Office)

North Glasgow Biochemistry - The department comprises laboratory sites at:

Gartnavel General Hospital - The laboratory is located in the Laboratory Block on Shelley Road and operates Mon-Fri between 8.45am and 9pm. NB. Samples are only accepted into the GGH lab until 7.30pm. After this time, samples are directed to the porters' box and transported to GRI for analysis.

Glasgow Royal Infirmary - The laboratory is located in the Macewen Building on Alexandra Parade (adjacent to A&E). It provides routine service Mon-Fri between 9am and 5pm and on Saturday between 9am and 12pm. An emergency service operates at all times.

New Stobhill Hospital - A small satellite laboratory is located on Level 1 and operates Mon-Fri between 9am and 5pm.

Enquiries (9am to 5pm) - There is a central reporting office located at GRI which covers the three North Glasgow laboratory sites.

Duty Biochemist/General Enquiries - 0141 211 4003 (x.24003)

Enquiries (out of hours) - Contact the on-call biochemist via switchboard - 0141 211 4000

Emergency Laboratories (24/7) - Glasgow Royal Infirmary - 0141 211 4487 (x.24487)

General Tel: 0141 211 4003 (Central Reporting Office)
Day Surgery Tel: 0141 211 0019 / 0020
Day Surgery Unit General Tel: 0141 211 0019 / 0020
Diabetes Centre Tel: 0141 211 3136
General Tel: 0141 211 3136
Dietetics Tel: 0141 211 3130
Dietetics General Tel: 0141 211 3130
ECG service Tel: 0141 211 3058
General Tel: 0141 211 3058
Endoscopy Suite Tel: 0141 211 3101
General Tel: 0141 211 3101
GP Service Tel: 111

General Practitioner (Family Doctor) Services.

When your GP surgery is closed call NHS 24 free on 111 if you are ill and it can't wait until your regular NHS service reopens.

General Tel: 111
Haematology and Blood Transfusion Tel: 0141 301 7721

North Glasgow
Postal Address: Department of Haematology or Haemato-Oncology, Gartnavel General Hospital, Paul O’Gorman Building, 21 Shelley Road, Glasgow, G12 0XB

All Laboratory Enquiries: 0141 301 7721

Haemo-Oncology Enquiries: ext: 0141 301 7707

Clinical Advice can be obtained during normal office hours, by contacting the Duty Consultant Haematologist, via switchboard? 0141 211 3000

Opening hours:

Service Hours
Routine Service 09:00 to 20:00 Monday to Friday

General Tel: 0141 301 7721

This service is based in Ward B7 of the Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre

Histocompatability and Immunogenetics Tel: 0141 301 7755

The H&I laboratory is located on Level 1 of the Laboratory Medicine Building at Gartnavel General Hospital (GGH).

Laboratory Enquiries: Telephone: 0141 301 7755 / Email: [email protected]

Opening hours:

Normal working hours - Monday - Friday 8.00 – 16.30

24 hour transplant on-call service

General Tel: 0141 301 7755
Imaging (X-ray, CT, MRI, Ultrasound)

Diagnostic imaging at this hospital

Patient information on imaging tests and procedures across NHSGGC is available here.

Nuclear Medicine Tel: 0141 301 7900

The department provides a service to West Glasgow outpatients and inpatients admitted to the various wards located throughout the Gartnavel General and Gartnavel Royal campus as well as the Beatson Oncology Centre. Both imaging and non-imaging investigations are performed e.g. Bone Scans, Renogram Scans, Brain Scans, Octreotide Scans, Gastric Emptying Scans, Glomelular Filtration Studies & Carbon-14 breath tests (non-imaging).

The nuclear medicine department also runs the radionuclide therapy service in collaboration with the Beatson Oncology Centre. These include outpatient therapies such as Radium-223, Phosphorus-32 and Iodine-131 treatment for benign thyroid disease. Other radionuclide therapies supported by nuclear medicine which often require a stay in hospital include Iodine-131 thyroid ablation & mIBG, Yttrium-90 SIRT & Zevalin, Lutetium-177 Lutathera & Betalutin

Nuclear medicine is a medical specialty involving the application of radioactive substances in the diagnosis and treatment of disease.

Opening hours:

9.00am – 5.00pm Monday – Friday

General Tel: 0141 301 7900
Web : Location name: Gartnavel General Hospital, Upper Ground Floor
Occupational Therapy Tel: 0141 211 3021
Occupational Therapy General Tel: 0141 211 3021
Ophthalmology - Eye Services Tel: Contact Lens: 0141 211 1043 / Orthoptics: 0141 211 1042
Ophthalmology Contact Tel: Contact Lens: 0141 211 1043 / Orthoptics: 0141 211 1042
Web :
Ophthalmology - Eye Assessment Unit Tel: 0141 211 2485
Ophthalmology Contact Tel: 0141 211 2485
Ophthalmology - Outpatient Clinic Tel: 0141 211 1030
Ophthalmology General Tel: 0141 211 1030
Ophthalmology Acute Referral Centre (ARC) Tel: 0141 211 1033
If you have a problem with your eyes visit your local Optometrist (Optician).

  • If your optician is closed please contact NHS 24 for advice (08454 24 24 24).
  • If you have an eye injury that requires immediate emergency treatment go to the nearest Accident and Emergency (A&E) Department.
  • If your eye problem requires treatment by an Eye Doctor (Ophthalmologist) your optometrist can refer you to your local hospital. Your GP and local A&E can also do this.
  • If this problem is urgent you may be referred to the new Glasgow Ophthalmology Acute Referral Centre (ARC) at Gartnavel General Hospital.
  • If you are already attending an eye clinic and have an issue regarding your condition, make your consultant's secretary at the hospital your first call.


Children with eye problems should attend their GP during working hours or contact NHS 24 if the GP surgery is closed.

Eye emergencies or injuries should attend their local A&E department or the Royal Hospital for Sick Children (Yorkhill).
Ophthalmology General Tel: 0141 211 1033
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Orthotics Tel: 0141 347 8909

Our Orthotics Service provides assessment of the whole body for biomechanical problems. If appropriate we may prescribe, measure, fit and review an Orthosis. This is a body worn device which may also be called a ‘brace’ or ‘splint’.


Orthotics sevices

Contact Tel: 0141 347 8909
General Tel: 0141 347 8909
Otolaryngology Tel: 0141 211 3000
General Tel: 0141 211 3000
Outpatients Tel: Click for list
  • Clinic 1 Reception 0141 211 3065
  • Clinic 2 Reception 0141 211 3066
  • ENT- Clinic 3 Reception 0141 211 3070
  • Respiratory Clinic Reception 0141 211 3072

Outpatient Department General Tel: Click for list
Physiotherapy Tel: 0141 211 3021
Physiotherapy Contact Tel: 0141 211 3021
Speech and Language Therapy Tel: 0141 211 3021
Speech and Language Therapy Contact Tel: 0141 211 3021
Spiritual Care Tel: 0141 211 3026

The Healthcare Chaplain for Gartnavel General can be contacted on 0141 211 3026. 

The Chaplaincy Centre is on the Ground Floor, near the main entrance. The Chapel is open at all times and is available to patients, vistors and staff as a place of quiet reflection and prayer. Prayer mats and books of the major faiths are available alongside other resources.   The Chaplain’s office is next to the Chapel.

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.


Please visit our web page for more information on the Spiritual Care and Healthcare Chaplaincy Service.

If you have a general  enquiry you can email us on [email protected] and our patient leaflet can be accessed here NHSGGC Spiritual Care Team Patient Leaflet 2019.

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.

Contact Tel: 0141 211 3026
Travel Clinic at the Brownlee Centre Tel: Click to expand

This is an appointment-only service. Please see web page for full details of services provided.

Centre for Infectious and Communicable Diseases, Travel Clinic General Tel: Click to expand
Web : Travel Clinic at the Brownlee Location name: Brownlee Centre
Last Updated: 13 December 2021