Gartnavel General Hospital

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Gartnavel General Hospital
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
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Gartnavel General Hospital
Location Great Western Road, Glasgow, Scotland
Care system NHS Scotland
Hospital type Teaching
Affiliated university University of Glasgow
Emergency department No
Beds 465[1]
Founded 1972
Website Gartnavel General Hospital
Lists Hospitals in Scotland
Other links List of hospitals in Scotland

Gartnavel General Hospital is a teaching hospital in the West End of Glasgow, Scotland. The hospital is located next to the Great Western Road, between Hyndland, Anniesland and Kelvindale. Hyndland railway station is adjacent to the hospital. The name Gartnavel is derived from the Gaelic Gart (field or enclosure) Ubhal (apple) - i.e. field of apple trees.[2]

The hospital was opened in December 1972 beside the existing Gartnavel Royal Hospital,[3] to house units from the Western Infirmary that were relocating while the hospital buildings were being demolished and replaced.[4] The hospital was formally opened by Princess Alexandra in 1973.

Originally a single eight storey block containing 576 beds standing on a three storey podium,[5] further buildings have since been added, with the most recent being a new cancer care centre[6] to replace the current Beatson Oncology Centre facilities that are currently spread between Gartnavel, the Western Infirmary and the Royal Infirmary.[7]

Brownlee Centre

The Brownlee Centre for Infectious and Communicable Diseases opened on the Gartnavel General Hospital site in 1998, replacing services and research laboratories at the city's Ruchill Hospital. It is one of four laboratories in the UK on the WHO list of laboratories able to perform PCR for rapid diagnosis of influenza A (H1N1) virus infection in humans.[8]

The Brownlee Centre was designated as the receiving centre for any potential Ebola virus disease cases during the 2014 Commonwealth Games.[9]

On 29 December 2014, Pauline Cafferkey, a British aid worker who had just returned from Sierra Leone was diagnosed with Ebola virus disease at the centre.[10][11] On 30 December, she was reported to have been transferred to the specialist Ebola treatment centre at the Royal Free Hospital in London for longer-term treatment.[12]

Notable Staff


  1. ^ "NHSGGC Job Description". NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. 2009. Retrieved 24 June 2010. [permanent dead link]
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  3. ^ "Gartnavel Gala to Mark 30 Great Years". NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. 14 October 2003. Retrieved 29 December 2008.
  4. ^ Loudon MacQueen; Archibald B. Kerr (1974). The Western Infirmary 1874 - 1974. John Horn Limited. ISBN 0-9505552-0-7.
  5. ^ Alistair Tough (23 July 1998). "Records of Gartnavel General Hospital, Glasgow, Scotland". Greater Glasgow NHS Board Archive. Retrieved 2006-11-29.
  6. ^ "Work begins on £87m cancer centre". BBC News. 7 July 2004. Retrieved 2006-11-29.
  7. ^ "About Us". Beatson Oncology Centre. Archived from the original on 5 October 2006. Retrieved 2006-11-29.
  8. ^ WHO list of countries able to perform PCR to diagnose influenza A (H1N1) virus infection in humans, 8 May 09
  9. ^ "Games Ebola safeguards stepped up". 12 July 2014.
  10. ^ "Ebola case confirmed in Glasgow hospital". BBC News. 29 December 2014.
  11. ^ Severin Carrell, Libby Brooks and Lisa O'Carroll (29 December 2014). "Ebola case confirmed in Glasgow". The Guardian.
  12. ^ "Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey transferred to London unit". BBC News. 30 December 2014.

External links

  • Official website

Coordinates: 55°52′59″N 4°18′45″W / 55.88292°N 4.31248°W / 55.88292; -4.31248

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