In March 2008, Glasgow City Council approved plans to extend and
refurbish the Southern General Maternity Unit. The new hospital was
completed by November 2009 and opened for use in January 2010.
The South Glasgow Maternity Hospital is one of the two maternity
hospitals serving the city, alongside the Princess Royal Maternity
The project included a major new three-storey extension that
significantly increases existing capacity and creates the
opportunities for links with the planned new children's
Among its world-class facilities is a brand-new foetal medicine
department providing specialist diagnostic facilities and treatment
to unborn babies from across Scotland. The hospital will also be a
national centre for certain specialist services for newborn babies
and provide state-of-the-art intensive care services.
Other key features include a new labour suite and two new
obstetric theatres. Existing facilities will also be completely
refurbished to provide modern, attractive accommodation for day
care, assessment and early pregnancy advisory services.
The increased capacity will mean that around 5,200 babies will
be born at the redeveloped South Glasgow Maternity Hospital
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Building work on the new extension is now complete.