Published: Monday, November 9th, 2015
Multi-million pound vision of the future
Following the announcement from the Scottish Government that there will be an investment of £200 million to meet demand for elective procedures over the next ten years, the Golden Jubilee Foundation are now focusing on creating a business plan to expand its services to treat more patients than ever before.
Since joining the NHS in 2002 with the initial aim of reducing waiting times across NHSScotland, the Golden Jubilee has grown and evolved into the home of regional and national heart and lung services, one of the busiest orthopaedic centres in the UK and a major centre for ophthalmology.
Using the successful Golden Jubilee model of care, the Scottish Government plan to establish six state-of-the-art sites across Scotland. to reduce patient waiting times and enhance patient experience. This will include significant funding to expand services at the Clydebank based National Hospital.
These sites will also utilise the highest quality models of care including seven day services wherever possible, as well as groundbreaking technology to build upon the work currently carried out by the Golden Jubilee.
Jill Young, Chief Executive of the Golden Jubilee Foundation, said: “With a continuous increasing demand on services , the Golden Jubilee is continuing to receive more referrals than ever before from patients who wish to access our high quality, person centred services.
“The Golden Jubilee is a centre of excellence in heart and lung disease, orthopaedics and ophthalmology and is recognised internationally as a champion of healthcare innovation. As we work towards our vision of leading quality, research and innovation, we are excited to work with the Scottish Government on this new strategy.
“This will allow us, not only to provide sustainable services in high demand specialties, but help us to continue to deliver a world-class standard of safe and effective care that the patients of Scotland deserve."
As a national resource for the NHS in Scotland, the Golden Jubilee National Hospital currently perform 25% of all hip and knee replacements, is the only centre to carry out heart transplants and is the largest provider of cataract procedures in Scotland.