Published: Monday, February 23rd, 2015
Scotland's largest elective orthopaedic centre will treat even more patients
The Golden Jubilee National Hospital have announced that they will continue to grow as a national resource for the NHS in Scotland by carrying out an additional 300 primary joint replacements every year.
The announcement comes just one year after the Golden Jubilee, one of the largest orthopaedic centres in Europe, expanded their services to accommodate 25% of all hip and knee replacements in Scotland. This latest development will allow the national hospital to carry out approximately 4,500 procedures every year, ensuring that safe, effective and person centred care can be delivered quicker and to more patients than ever before.
Commenting on the development, Jill Young, Chief Executive of the Golden Jubilee National Hospital, said: “As the home of innovation for the NHS in Scotland, our team carry out highly skilled, complex procedures on a daily basis.
“As demand increases for joint replacement treatment we believe it is our responsibility to make sure that as many people as possible are able to benefit from our high quality services and enhanced recovery programme: getting them back on their feet and living an active, healthy, lifestyle as soon as possible.”
The Golden Jubilee National Hospital has an excellent track record in Orthopaedic procedures and innovations, recently completing their first ankle replacement procedures and leading pioneering research into Computer Assisted Navigation for Total Hip Arthroplasty, dramatically improving accuracy and outcomes.