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Glasgow Royal Infirmary
Health Board

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde


General Information

Glasgow Royal Infirmary (GRI) aka "The Royal" provides orthopaedic trauma and elective care. It is located north east of the city centre, adjacent to the Cathedral and there has been a hospital on this site since 1794. The current campus consists of an early 1900s building, that contains the 'Medical', 'Centre' and 'Surgical' ward blocks, which face onto Castle Street. A ‘link-corridor’ joins this to a 1970s extension named the Queen Elizabeth Building (QEB). This houses most theatres, CT/MRI scanners and several wards. Plain x-ray radiography is available in both the QEB and the Surgical Block. The Plastic Surgery wards, the Emergency Department and Medical Receiving are in the Jubilee Building (circa early 2000s), which is located at the junction between Alexandra Parade and Castle Street. There are also various additional buildings, including the Princess Royal Maternity Unit (PRMU), a "University" tower with library, lab facilities, teaching and office space.


There are Aroma dining rooms serving hot food in the Ground Floor of the medical block and in the Lower Ground floor of the Queen Elizabeth Building. There is an Aroma coffee shop on the Ground Floor entrance to the PRMU/QEB (from Alexandra Parade), which offers sandwiches and soup. Note, only the Medical Block Aroma dining room is open at weekends and on Bank Holidays. There is a WH Smith with Cash Machine at the Ground Floor entrance to the PRMU/QEB. Furthermore, there is a small satellite WHS smith outlet on the ground floor of the Medical Block and another cash machine on the same corridor, nearer the main entrance. A post box is at the main entrance to the Medical Block.

Orthopaedic Department

The Orthopaedic Department is based in the Gatehouse Building, which faces onto Castle Street and was formerly the Emergency Department. It now houses several offices for clinical and support staff, along with the fracture clinic, pre-op assessment clinic and elective clinics. The Ian Kelly Lecture Theatre is situated in the basement and regularly used for regional teaching, along with the daily trauma meeting. A communal registrar room with 4 computers + printer is adjacent to the Coffee Room and Kitchenette on the Ground floor. The research/audit staff are usually to be found upstairs in the Gatehouse. Furthermore, there is also a ‘basement clinic’, which is technically in the basement of the Surgical Block, at the end of the link corridor.


The principle orthopaedic wards are 61(trauma) and 62 (elective), which are located on Level 2 of the QEB. The downstream orthopaedic wards are 26 (male) and 27 (female). They are to be found on level 2 of the Surgical Block, at the other end of the link corridor and a good 5 minute walk away.


Day surgery and the elective hand clinics are at Stobhill Ambulatory Care Hospital. 23 hour beds are also available on site. 

The junior medical rota is a full shift pattern. The middle grade rota continues to operate on a overnight non-resident on-call basis. 

The Research Manager is Iona Donnelly.

Middle grade rota: Approximately 1 in 10, non-resident on-call. 

Junior rota: Full shift

Mr Mark Blyth
Mr Andrew Brooksbank
Mr Kevin Bryceland
Mr Colin Drury
Mr Cameron Elias-Jones
Mr Sanjay Gupta
Mr Paul Jenkins
Mr Bryn Jones
Mr Senthil Kumar
Mr Angus Maclean
Miss Jane Madeley
Mr Ashish Mahendra
Mr Andrew Shaw
Mr Grzegorz Sianos
Mr Andrew Stark
Mr Matthew Torkington
Travel Information

Walk -15-20 minute walk along Cathedral Street from the city centre.

Car - Junction 15 of the M8. There is no free car parking on site. There is an onsite multi-storey car park, run by a commercial parking organisation. Standard city centre parking rates apply. There are options to bulk buy ‘exits’ but these can be expensive.  There are a few other public multi-storey car parks within a short walk. Some of these will offer discounted rates. Most of the nearby streets are metered with short stay restrictions. Some staff do park in residential areas around the hospital, at least a 10-minute walk away. However, these do ‘fill up’ early and your car is at the mercy of the local residents.

Bike - Indoor storage racks on the Ground Floor of the QEB. Ample showers/changing space within theaters, which are located one floor below.

Train - 20 minutes walk from Glasgow Central and 15 minutes from Queen Street to the Gatehouse Building. High Street Station 5 minutes walk to the Gatehouse Building. Add an extra 5-10 minutes if travelling to the QEB.


84 Castle Street

G4 0SF

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