Chair blog


Every month our Chair blog keeps you up to date with what's going on at the Golden Jubilee Foundation. Our latest Chair Blogs come to you from our Interim Chair, Stewart MacKinnon; for more information you can view Stewart's profile on the Board Members section.




Chair Blog: Creating a Healthier Scotland

March 27, 2017
In this month’s Blog, I would like to talk about the latest development here at the Golden Jubilee Foundation; specifically, the exciting launch of our Centre for Health and Wellbeing.

Chair blog: 20 years of innovation

January 27, 2017
As we begin the New Year, we are celebrating a landmark accomplishment for one of our pioneering Orthopaedic Consultants.

Chair blog: a Christmas thank you!

December 23, 2016
What a year 2016 has been: a year of expansion, evolution and engagement. We have treated more patients, supported more families, and welcomed more guests than ever before; but this has only been possible thanks to the incredible dedication of our teams across…

Chair Blog: #Heart25, giving life, giving love

November 18, 2016
Next month, we will be celebrating 25 years of the life-changing and life-saving heart transplantation in Scotland. In this Chair Blog, I want to talk to you about how you can play your part in our #Heart25 campaign, helping us not only celebrate this event, b…

Chair Blog: Good news or bad? We benefit from everyone’s experience

September 21, 2016
We’ve just received feedback through the national inpatient survey carried out last year where 584 of our patients answered questions about their experience of the Golden Jubilee National Hospital. This was quite a detailed questionnaire that covered areas s…

Chair blog: serving the nation

August 10, 2016
The world of modern healthcare is constantly changing and with a population who are living healthier, longer lives, it is essential that health services continue to find new ways to improve our services for patients, and to develop new partnerships and ways of…

Chair blog: education for innovation

July 5, 2016
Earlier this month, we launched an extremely exciting collaboration with West College Scotland.

Chair blog: scoping for the future

May 25, 2016
As we have evolved in our role as Scotland’s flagship hospital, there have been some incredible changes at the Golden Jubilee National Hospital since joining the NHS in 2002. None more so than the major service merger which took place in 2008, when we establ…

Chair blog: cooking up a storm

April 25, 2016
I am delighted to have been appointed as the Interim Chair of the Golden Jubilee Foundation. Having served as a non-executive member on the Board for many years, I have been privileged to be part of our amazing progress and difference we have made to the lives…

Chair blog: end of an era

February 26, 2016
After five years as Chair of the Golden Jubilee Foundation, I am sorry to be stepping down in the middle of March. As some of you know I am standing for election to the Scottish Parliament and the rules on public appointments mean that I have to resign as Chai…

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