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The stunning world-class Queen Elizabeth University Hospital and the Royal Hospital for Children are ready to serve the people of Glasgow and beyond.

Located on the former Southern General Hospital campus in Govan, they will deliver local, regional and national services in some of the most modern and best designed healthcare facilities in the world. Crucially these two brand new hospitals are located next to a first class and fully modernised maternity unit and so deliver the gold standard model of maternity, paediatric and adult acute hospital care on a single campus.

The adult hospital features 1,109 patient rooms. Rooms within our general wards have an external window view. Each room is equipped to the highest of
standards with private shower and toilet facilities, free television, radio and Wi-Fi. There is an optional outpatient self check-in system to speed up patient flow. On the first floor there is a 500 seat hot food restaurant and a separate cafe. The bright and airy atrium features shops and banking machines and a high-tech lift system that will automatically guide you to the lift that will take you to your destination most quickly.

The children’s hospital features 244 paediatric beds with a further 12 neonatal beds in the maternity unit next door. The vast majority of the paediatric beds are in single rooms with space for overnight accommodation for parents. The new children’s hospital also features a cinema, Science Centre interactive activity walls funded by the Yorkhill Children’s Charity, indoor and outdoor play areas and a roof garden.

With the opening of these world-class hospitals we are closing the Western Infirmary, Victoria Infirmary including the Mansionhouse Unit, Southern General and Royal Hospital for Sick Children at Yorkhill. The vast majority of services from these hospitals will transfer to the new south Glasgow hospitals with the remainder moving to Glasgow Royal Infirmary and some services into Gartnavel General Hospital.

Once these moves are complete the new hospitals will enhance the existing NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde acute hospitals – Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Inverclyde Royal Hospital, Royal Alexandra Hospital, Vale of Leven Hospital, Gartnavel General Hospital, New Victoria Hospital and New Stobhill Hospital – to create a comprehensive network of hospitals delivering the very best patient care for Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s population.


View The Herald and Evening Times special publication commemorating the opening of the new South Glasgow Hospitals 'Best of Health' (PDF)

Last Updated: 03 February 2021