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Queen Elizabeth University Hospital
Health Board

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde


General Information

One of UK’s newest hospitals, the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital was Scotland's largest ever publicly funded NHS construction project costing over £840 million to build. The campus includes the QEUH, Royal Hospital for Children, Teaching and Learning Centre, office block, laboratory complex, alongside the existing Institute of Neurological Sciences (INS), National Spinal Injuries Unit and WestMARC.  It is the largest Hospital campus in Europe and the QEUH itself has over 1100 beds. Although officially it was was opened in April 2015 and services began to transfer in from the surrounding areas the hospital did not become fully operational until Summer 2016. The QEUH will be one of Scotland's Major Trauma Centres, although this network is currently under development and not yet operational, as of August 2018. 

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The layout of the hospital is fairly straight forward. The ground floor contains food/drink outlets attanged around a central atrium, with associated staff/patient seating areas. The fracture and elective clinics are also on this floor. The Emergency Department,  medical receiving and the 'assessment units' and radiology are located on the ground floor, to the 'rear' of the building. ITU/HDU are on level 1, along with link corridors to the RHC, Office Block and INS. Theatres are located on level 2, alongside the same day admission unit. The wards are located on levels 4 > 11, with an interconnecting 'core' between these floors. The core contains elevators, patient meal prep facilities, seminar rooms, changing rooms and a range of 'POD' offices. Although these PODs are usually used by staff working on each floor, they are technically 'hot desks' and can be reserved. 


The QEUH offers a wealth of catering facilities. There is an Aroma dining room and cafe on the first floor, adjacent to the main entrance. The ground floor atrium is also served by:

  • Marks and Spencer Simply Food

  • WH Smith

  • Soup and Juice

  • Camden Food Company

There is seating available on the ground floor and although fairly extensive, it can be busy at peak times. There is a Junior Doctor’s Rest Area or ‘Mess’ on level 3. Kitchen area provided, along with ample seating, TV, computers etc. However, crockery is not guaranteed and best to bring your own. There is an orthopaedic on-call team room, between wards 10C and 10D), which offers rest facilities for on-call team. However, this is currently under development. 

There is a cash machine available on the Ground floor, adjacent to the Escalators. There is no post box within the QEUH campus, the nearest is on Hardgate Road. 

Orthopaedic Department

The sense of an orthopaedic department within the QEUH is limited, given the sheer scale of the campus and multi-site working. Some of the Consultants and Secretaries are based in the Office Block, adjacent to the Teaching and Learning Centre (TLC). There is a POD on Level 10 that tends to be used as a base by the on-call team. However, the remainder of middle grades do not have any office provision and rely on the TLC library for computer access. The morning meeting and Thursday x-ray meeting are held in the 'core' seminar room on level 9. 


All the orthopaedic wards are located on level 10. Wards 10C and 10D are predominately trauma receiving. Wards 10A and 10B are mostly elective. Theatres 9 > 12 are orthopaedic elective and 13/14 are reserved for trauma, although this does vary from time to time.   

The department is comprised of three previous departments from the Southern General Hospital, Western Infirmary and Victoria Infirmary. The unit works on a hub and spoke model:


  • Acute care and poly-trauma

  • In-patient trauma

  • Elective surgery​

    • Spinal surgery 

    • General lower limb surgery and arthroplasty

    • In patient upper limb surgery and arthroplasty

  • Fracture and Elective clinics


New Victoria Hospital 

  • Lower limb day and 23-hour surgery

  • Fracture clinics

  • Imaging


Gartnavel General Hospital

  • Upper limb day and 23-hour surgery

  • Limited lower limb day and 23-hour surgery


West Glasgow Ambulatory Care Hospital (Formerly, Yorkhill Hospital for Sick Children)

  • Upper limb clinics

  • Spinal clinics

  • Fracture clinics

For all levels of junior medcal staff, a full shift rota is in operation. 

Middle grade on-call rota: Full shift, with resident nights.  Approximately 1 in 22, for nights, long day (theatre) and long day (receiving page). 

For Fellowship Opportunities click here

Mr Angus Arthur
Mr Alexander Augustithis
Mr Nicholas Brownson
Mr Luke Campton
Mr Robert Carter
Mr Peter Chan
Mr Fraser Dean
Mr Umberto Fazzi
Mr Alistair Gray
Mr Tim Hems
Mr Nasir Hussain
Mr Sheik Hussain
Mr Bilal Jamal
Mr Michael Kelly
Mr William Leach
Mr Kevin Little
Mr Duncan Macdonald
Mr Drummond Mansbridge
Mr Andrew Marsh
Mr David Martin
Prof. Dominic Meek
Mr Neal Millar
Mr Aslam Mohammed
Mr Stuart Moir
Mr Michael Mullen
Mr Odhran Murray
Mr Sanjiv Patil
Mr Bardeep Rana
Mr Anthony Reece
Mr Brian Rooney
Mr Simon Spencer
Mr Colin Walker
Travel Information

Car - Located next to the M8 on the South side of the City the QEUH is accessible by both car and public transport. There is easy access to the M8, M77 and M74. Car parking is possible, although non-permit staff spaces are very limited and there are limitations for on-street parking in the vicinity. 


Train / Bus / Underground - There are regular bus services to most areas of the city.  You can travel by train or underground from the City Centre to Cardonald Train station or Govan Underground, both are around 30 min walk from the QEUH. Strathclyde Passenger Transport (SPT) have a handy PDF Map showing all the connections from the QUEH to the surrounding area. You can access it on their website here.

Bike - Secure bike storage is available and there is reasonably good provision of changing facilities, although there is a distinct lack of lockers. The theatre changing rooms are miniscule and should be avoided unless using theatre. However, there are smaller changing rooms + showers opposite the POD offices on each floor of the 'core'. In addition, there are large changing facilities on level 3, accessible to all staff.

Public transport is a good option for this unit, however the reality of multi-site working means that a car makes life significantly easier.


1345 Govan Road

G51 4TF

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