The South Glasgow Hospital Campus development involves the
expansion of one hospital and the construction of two new hospitals
to create one of the largest hospital complexes in Europe.
The first phase was the expansion and upgrading of the existing
This is being followed by the new regional children's
hospital which will replace Yorkhill and the largest component,
the new South Glasgow
Hospital with 1100 beds. Existing facilities such as the spinal
injuries unit will be retained on the site as well.
The university teaching hospital will provide a wide range of
city-wide, regional and national services including the West of
Scotland mobility and rehabilitation centre and a national and
regional accident and trauma centre.
The existing renowned Neurosciences and Spinal Injuries Units
will stay on site providing specialist head, brain and spinal
injury care for patients from all over the West of Scotland and
beyond. In addition, the modern Langlands Building, which provides
specialist rehabilitation services for older people will be
retained along with the associated Physical Disability
This investment in the new hospitals and maternity unit,
together with the new laboratory
facility will transform the experience of healthcare for
patients and staff alike. It will see Glasgow become the home to
the largest, most advanced single NHS development in the United
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The contract to build the new hospital complex was awarded to
Brookfield Europe in November 2009. The New Maternity
Hospital opened in Jan 2010.
In November 2010 the detailed plans were unveiled and in
December 2010 the Scottish government gave the go ahead for the
£842 million spend on the main build project. Build work began
early in 2011 and is now well under way.
The build started on the new Laboratory and facilities
management building early in 2010 and was completed in late summer
2011, ready for fitting out. The building was opened in 2012.
Maternity opened in January 2010. Labs complete and ready for fit-out September 2011. This will be followed by children's hospital and South Glasgow Hospital which are due to open 2015.