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*UPDATED* Hospital visiting changes, home testing kits, Vaccine info, general info and guidance for public, NHSGGC staff, and community-based services.

Give & Go

As visiting resumed on the 26th April 2021 to NHSGGC wards, the Give and Go Services at GRI, RAH, IRH and QEUH will continue to run as normal until Friday 30th April when the service will stop.

The volunteers are very proud of their contribution to this service and have really valued the opportunity to support patient and families through this very difficult time.

Many Give and Go volunteers have expressed wishes to remain involved in volunteering in NHSGGC, some are planning on returning to their previous volunteering roles and others are keen to take up new opportunities as they present.

Give & Go is a drop off service allowing friends/family to deliver essential belongings to patients or collect their laundry while they are on our wards.

Only bring one small bag that is sealed e.g. a small rucksack or carrier bag sealed with sellotape or masking tape and marked with the patient’s name, ward details and date of birth - One bag per patient please. Please try to ensure that only one person attends the hospital to hand in belongings.

Which hospitals?

The Beatson

  • Monday to Friday 9.30am-3.30pm
  • Contact 0141 212 0505

Glasgow Royal Infirmary

  • Open 7 days a week 12pm-5pm (Saturday and Sunday for emergency drop offs only)
  • Contact 07971 826 939 during opening times

Inverclyde Royal Hospital

  • Local arrangements in place

Lightburn Hospital

  • Saturday 10am-2pm
  • Contact 07971 826 939 - during opening times

Queen Elizabeth University Hospital

  • Monday to Friday 8.30am-3.30pm
  • Saturday & Sunday 9.30am-1:00pm - Emergency weekend admissions drop off service only (No laundry collections available at weekends)
  • Contact 0141 452 2389 during opening times

Please note: Drop offs for Patients within the Langland Unit, QEUH

Go to the Unit directly, ring the ward bell and wait for staff member to come from the ward to collect the bag (not the main QEUH atrium). 

Royal Alexandra Hospital

  • Monday to Friday 8.30am-3.30pm 
  • Contact 07813 402 741 - during opening times

Stobhill Hospital - Ward B, C

  • Every Saturday 10am-2pm
  • Contact 07971 826 939 - during opening times

Vale of Leven Hospital

  • Local arrangements in place

Please do not attend our hospitals outside these hours. This is to keep you safe and limit the spread of COVID-19.

What can you drop off?

We accept personal and comfort items.

You will be able to drop off essential items to our volunteers who will deliver these to the wards for your loved ones. Please ensure you observe social distancing when using this volunteer service. Many people want to bring food to their relative in hospital and we understand why this is important. Please only send small items of food that do not need to go in the fridge, or need to be reheated.

Items allowed

  • Toiletries (washbag)
  • Mobile phones, chargers, Kindle/iPad/e-readers
  • Clothing/footwear
  • Hearing aid/glasses/dentures (they must be in a protective container)
  • Snacks in original sealed package
  • Books, magazines.

Items not allowed

  • Food that requires refrigeration or reheating
  • Smoking/tobacco materials
  • Medication/drugs/alcohol
  • Money, bank cards
  • Jewellery
  • Flowers
  • Take away food
  • Balloons
  • Fans/Kettles.

Collection of laundry is available

If you would like to collect laundry please call the ward in advance of your visit to arrange and the volunteers will collect it from the ward when you arrive.

Last Updated: 28 April 2021