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South Sector has 3 main hospital sites providing acute care: Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Gartnavel General Hospital and Victoria ACH.  

Staff working within the South Sector work towards patient centred care in all departments and so you should be a candidate with a “can do” attitude with the ability to embrace change.

The patient should be at the centre of everything you do while delivering care.

A flavour of some of the services we provide:

Emergency Department/Receiving Pods/Immediate Assessment Unit

300 attendances’ a day at Queen Elizabeth University Hospital emergency department, 200 admissions between the Emergency Department and Immediate Assessment Unit and 5 receiving PODs provides a very busy environment with high activity and patient throughput.

Medical Specialties

With 419 medical beds over 16 28-bedded wards covering cardiology, respiratory, endocrine, gastroenterology, rheumatology. A fast paced medical day unit performs many interventions on a day case basis.

The wards have both emergency and elective admissions; the single rooms provide a superb environment providing privacy and dignity for our patients and carers.

Older Peoples Services

Older People’s services in the South Sector has 574 inpatient beds across Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Gartnavel General Hospital, Victoria ACH. Our Service covers a wide range of specialties including Stroke, Acute assessment, Geriatric Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Unit, Dementia/delirium and older adult rehabilitation.

Within our evolving service there are opportunities for future development with ECAN (Elderly Care Assessment Nurses), ECON (Elderly Care Orthopaedic Nurses), Advanced Nurse practitioners and a range of specialist nurse roles.

Vascular Department

The Vascular Department provide Emergency and Planned Care for patients presenting with a variety of acute and chronic Vascular conditions.

The service covers all of Greater Glasgow and Clyde, giving our patients the best access to expert Vascular services and skilled professionals in the field of Vascular surgery and with Lower Limb amputation rehabilitation.

ENT Service

The ENT service is based in the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, and is the largest ENT service in Scotland. The team is dedicated to delivering high quality, highly specialised care, to a large and varied patient group from across our Board area.

ENT adult emergency care is delivered from two state of the art treatment rooms based within our in-patient ward (Ward 11B) at the QEUH. Working within the treatment rooms is a dedicated Emergency Treatment Room Nurse Practitioner. Within the treatment rooms, we provide essential pathways of care for emergency patients, working collaboratively to ensure we deliver high quality care and additionally, meet the requirements of our unscheduled care agenda. This is further supported by a dedicated medical staffing model, and experienced ward nursing staff.

Throughout all 8 NHSGGC sites, we have a varied group of Nurse Specialists providing Otology care within an ambulatory setting. There are also Head and Neck Clinical Nurse Specialists, dedicated to support patients with more complex ENT conditions across the city in both in-patient and out-patient settings.

Urology Service

The Urology Ward within the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital is a 28-bedded ward, providing comprehensive in-patient services for patients undergoing varied types of Urology surgery and Urology treatment, via elective and emergency routes. Additionally, given most complex Urological Cancer Surgery across the city is carried out within the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, we have a dynamic and highly specialised Clinical Nurse Specialist team to support this activity.

Our service is dedicated to working collaboratively to deliver high quality, highly specialised care, to a large and varied patient group from across our Board area.

Suitable accredited courses will be offered to dedicated and professional staff members who fulfil and meet essential criteria. Education and learning teams provide self development with individual courses geared to your needs, from IT to management. We have good links with many local partner Universities who can offer academic advancement.

The South Sector have a dedicated management team who will support developmental requirements where available and suitable to your working area.