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Inverclyde Royal Hospital
Health Board

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde


General Information

Inverclyde Royal Hospital covers an extensive geographical area accross Inverclyde including the Isle of Bute and Cowal Peninsula.

It provides many facilities including an A&E, General Medical and Surgical Inpatient beds, Orthopaedics, Ophthalmology and Psychiatry. There is also a High Dependency Unit, Coronary Care Unit, a Unique Combined Critical Care Unit and Geriatric Medicine.

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Catering is provided through the week from WRVS shop, The League of Friends Cafe, and Hospital Canteen. However, Gourock main street is a 5 minute drive, with restaurants and amenities.

Orthopaedic Department

At the IRH the trauma and elective ward (K North) consists of “12 ring fenced” elective beds, for MRSA screened Arthroplasty patients, and 23 trauma beds. There is 1 dedicated and 2 shared Orthopaedic Theatres to accommodate trauma and elective procedures. There are currently 5 dedicated emergency trauma sessions per week plus a shared CEPOD theatre at the weekends, and 12 elective inpatient theatre sessions at the Inverclyde Royal Hospital. In addition, there is a day surgery sessions in the dedicated day surgery unit. 


The middle grade rota is single tier, 1 in 6, non resident on-call.

Mr Andrew Chappell
Mr Mark Broadbent
Miss Alison Winter
Mr David Donaldson
Mr Steven Barnes
Mr Martin Buchan
Travel Information

Inverclyde Royal Hospital is in Greenock, 27 miles from Glasgow city centre.


Car - From the end of the M8 it is a 10 mile journey through Port Glasgow and the centre of Greenock along the A8 and A78 to get to the hospital. Expect around an hours drive from Glasgow with significant delays during peak times.


Train / Bus - There are 2 train stations near by; Branchton and Greenock West. Trains to Greenock West are 4 an hour followed by a 40-50 min walk through town to then get to the hospital. Branchton station is only a 10 min walk from the hospital however there is only 1 train an hour. There are buses which run from Greenock West station direct to the hospital or to nearby Branchton station. 


Larkfield Road
PA16 0XN

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