The first babies were born in what was then known as the Southern General’s £28 million redeveloped maternity unit on 9 December 2009, marking the completion of the Unit's refurbishment; a milestone of the ambitious strategy to improve services for mothers and children across the city.
Among its world-class facilities is the brand new foetal medicine department providing specialist diagnostic facilities and treatment to unborn babies from across Scotland. The hospital is also a national centre for certain specialist services for newborn babies and provides state-of-the-art intensive care services.
The Maternity building is physically linked to the new children’s and adult hospitals via a walkway bridge.
The development includes a large three storey extension to the pre-existing maternity unit, offering mums and their babies the very best in terms of accommodation and access to the latest equipment and technology.
The unit was also one of the first pieces in the jigsaw that saw a truly gold standard of healthcare on the Govan site with maternity, children’s and adult acute services all together with the £800million Queen Elizabeth University Hospital which was completed in 2015.
The redeveloped maternity boasts a number of world class facilities for women and babies from across the city and beyond. These include:
Further work provided modern, attractive accommodation for day care, assessment and early pregnancy advisory services.
There are around 5,500 births at the South Glasgow Maternity unit each year.