The Jubilee Building opened in November 2002. It includes:
A new purpose-built Accident & Emergency Department
Replacing the old department on Castle Street, the new A&E has been completely re-equipped and incorporates major treatment rooms for patients with major injuries; a separate minor injuries unit; a resuscitation unit with six bays; two X-ray facilities; a patient cleaning room for treating patients at risk of chemical contamination; and superior staff facilities.
A Coronary Care Unit
This 14-bedded unit has been equipped with the latest technology, including pendant systems which supply oxygen and monitoring equipment over each patient’s bed leaving easy access for medical and nursing staff to the patient.
The control point for the whole ward is the central desk which monitors each of the patients in each of the rooms. Some of the rooms have en-suite toilets and showers.
An Acute Medical Receiving Unit
This 40-bed ward is located on the first floor and has excellent links to the A&E department and the main radiology unit.
The ward admits medical emergency patients from the A&E department for assessment, treatment and subsequent transfer to specialist wards.
Again, this is a spacious, well-designed ward with a combination of single, four and six-bed rooms - a far cry from the current Victorian wards in the old Infirmary buildings.
Orthopaedic Surgery Inpatient Unit
This unit houses 80 beds, including up to eight for patients with head injuries.
There are eight general orthopaedic consultants at GRI, supported by almost 100 nursing staff, three ward clerks, nine physiotherapists and occupational therapists, and seven domestic staff.
Plastic Surgery and Burns Unit
This unit houses six dedicated theatres, 80 beds for plastic surgery and 15 beds for patients with burns and outpatient facilities.
The unit now accommodates patients from Canniesburn Hospital and the old part of GRI – services were transferred in April 2003.