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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.

General Gynaecology Wards

  • Welcome to our Gynaecology Wards. The Gynaecology Inpatient Wards provide dedicated care for Gynaecology patients requiring treatments/surgery; either elective or emergency.
  • Our wards are multi-professional with a dedicated team of specialist consultants, nurses, healthcare assistants, physiotherapists and clerical staff working together to ensure that each patient receives outstanding care.
  • The Gynaecology wards within NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde are based within the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow Royal Infirmary and the Royal Alexandra Hospital.
  • We operate an Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) programme in Gynaecology. The aim of this programme is to get women back to full health as quickly as possible after surgery, empowering them to take an active part in their recovery. Research has shown that after surgery, the sooner patients are mobile and the earlier they are eating and drinking, the quicker their recovery will be. They are less likely to develop complications after surgery, such as chest infections and blood clots. The main elements of the ERAS programme include:
  1. Maximising health pre-operatively
  2. Pre-operative assessment and preparation
  3. Good care planning and pain relief after surgery
  4. Early mobilisation and return to eating and drinking as soon as possible after surgery.


Inpatient Areas

Queen Elizabeth University Hospital (QEUH) Ward 49 is a 17 bedded ward with an additional day care ward with 8 beds which are based in the Maternity building. The Senior Charge Nurse is Christine Dunn.

Royal Alexandra Hospital (RAH) Ward 32 is a 20 bedded Gynaecology Ward based in the Maternity building. Ward 32 is located on the third floor of the maternity building.The Senior Nurse in Charge is  Nikki Harvey.

Glasgow Royal Infirmary (GRI) Ward 56 is a 24 bedded ward based in the Glasgow Royal Hospital. Ward 56 is located on the first floor of the Princess Royal Maternity Hospital. The Senior Charge Nurse is Julie Graham.



Visiting policy


New visitor restrictions are now in place to ensure patient, staff and visitor safety during the Covid-19 outbreak

Visiting has now been suspended at all NHSGGC hospitals during the Covid-19 outbreak. 

Virtual Visiting is supported by the NHS as it is not possible to visit in person, please use the technology such as social media and phone calls to stay in touch. If the person you want to speak to does not have access to their own phone or tablet, please contact [email protected] to access our Person Centred Virtual Visiting service.

Special arrangements will be made to accommodate the following essential visitors:  

Parents of children who are inpatients or attending an outpatient appointment. Parents must remain with their child at all times.  

One person to support someone with a mental health issue such as dementia, a learning disability or autism where not being present would cause the patient to be distressed. 

One family member of those receiving end of life care.   

All arrangements MUST be made through the nurse in charge of the ward. 

All visitors MUST use hand sanitiser when entering and leaving clinical areas 

Children MUST NOT visit.

It is essential you do not visit if you have a persistent cough, flu like symptoms, fever or a loss of smell or taste 

Please note that flowers are not allowed on our wards due to the risk of infection.

Contact numbers:

Ward 49 nurses station 0141 201 2282

Ward 32 nurses station; is 0141 314 7032

Ward 56 nurses station; 0141 201 3371

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Last Updated: 27 May 2021