Gartnavel General Hospital

Referral/Teaching Hospital | Glasgow, United Kingdom

Hospital description

Gartnavel General Hospital is a teaching hospital in the West End of Glasgow, Scotland and operates in close partnership with the Western Infirmary.
The hospital was opened in December 1972 beside the existing Gartnavel Royal Hospital,to house units from the Western Infirmary that were relocating while the hospital buildings were being demolished and replaced. 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, further buildings have since been added, with the most recent being a new cancer care 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.
The Brownlee Centre was designated as the receiving centre for any potential Ebola virus disease cases during the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

A broad range of medical and surgical sub-specialties are provided, supported by an eight-theatre inpatient operating department.


Hospital type Referral/Teaching Hospital
Local language English
Funding Status Public


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