Golden Jubilee National Hospital

Introduction

West of Scotland Regional Heart and Lung Centre, Golden Jubilee

About the unit

The West of Scotland Regional Heart and Lung Centre, based in Clydebank, is a dedicated unit for planned and urgent operations and procedures. One of the largest heart and lung centres in the UK, it combines existing heart services at the Golden Jubilee with cardiothoracic (heart and lung) services previously provided by Glasgow’s Western and Royal Infirmaries and thoracic (lung) services from Hairmyres Hospital in Lanarkshire. Spread over three floors of the Golden Jubilee National Hospital, facilities at the centre all include seven theatres and four cardiac catheterisation (cath) labs – special x-ray rooms for the diagnosis and treatment of blood vessel blockages around the heart. The new centre is also home to three of our national services – the Scottish Advanced Heart Failure Service (including the heart transplant unit), the Scottish Pulmonary Vascular Unit and the Scottish Adult Congenital Cardiac Service.

Services provided

Adult Cardiac Surgery
Thoracic Surgery
Congenital Cardiac Surgery

Rehabilitation and follow up

Post operative cardiac rehabilitaion, following discharge, will be carried out at the referring hospital.

Access

The West of Scotland Regional Heart and Lung Centre is based at the Golden Jubilee National Hospital, Clydebank, which is just 15 minutes from Glasgow city centre and within easy travelling distance from Glasgow International Airport. The nearest train station is Dalmuir, which is approximately a 10 minute walk away and numerous buses stop along Dumbarton Road, a five minute walk from the hospital. For car users, the hospital has 482 free car parking spaces, including 15 disabled bays. Additional spaces are also available at the Beardmore Hotel and Conference Centre. For bus and train times, or directions for travelling by car, please visit our website, www.nhsgoldenjubilee.co.uk. If you would like to be sent a copy of our free travel directions leaflet, please call us on 0141 951 5073/5195 or email comms@gjnh.scot.nhs.uk.

Visiting hours

3 East* (heart ward) – 2-5pm and 6-9pm.  3 West* (lung ward) – 2-5pm and 6-9pm.  Intensive Care Unit (ICU) – 2-9pm.  High Dependency Unit (HDU) – 2-8pm * Protected mealtimes in operation from 12.30-2pm and 5-6pm. No calls will be put through to patient rooms at these times.

Location

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery,
Golden Jubilee National Hospital,
Agamemnon St,
Clydebank,
West Dunbartonshire,
G81 4DY

Tel: 0141 951 5000

Trust Website: http://www.nhsgoldenjubilee.co.uk/home/

Major open heart surgery is carried out by a team which includes surgeons, anaesthetists, intensive care physicians, nursing staff and other supporting professionals. At the Golden Jubilee National Hospital the cardiac surgery service is continually monitored and supported by a robust clinical governance structure which encompasses the whole team.

 

Cardiac Outcomes

Number and type of operations performed

This graph shows the number and percentage of each type of heart surgery done by this consultant surgeon. The number of operations is shown in the line going up the left hand side. The percentage (%) underneath each coloured bar shows how much of this consultant's heart surgery is made up each procedure type.

The 'key' underneath the graph shows what procedure(s) each coloured bar shows. The abbreviations used are explained below:

  • Isolated: This procedure has been carried out on its own. No other procedures were done during the same operation.
  • CABG: Coronary artery bypass grafting
  • AVR: Aortic valve replacement
  • MV: Mitral valve procedure

You can find out more about these procedures in the 'About cardiothoracic surgery' section. If you or someone you know if having heart surgery, it may be helpful to know whether the consultant does lots of that procedure. If you have questions or concerns about the number of procedures being done at your hospital, you should speak to your heart surgeon.

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In-hospital survival rate (risk adjusted)

This graph shows the percentage of patients who survived their operation and left hospital alive. This is the 'In-hospital survival rate'. Some patients are more unwell than others and some need more complex operations. Hence, hospitals and consultants perform a range of cardiac operations and the type of patients they operate on can differ. So that we can make fair comparisons between them, the survival rates have been 'risk adjusted' to take into account the illness of the patient and the complexity of the operation. The dot on the graph shows the risk-adjusted survival for the unit/surgeon you have selected and the number of operations performed over the last 3 year period. The blue line indicates the predicted survival and the red dotted lines the range of results expected, worked out by complex statistics.

For more information on understanding mortality rates, look at the Understanding the graphs page

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Average patient risk profile

Some risk factors like age, gender, and other medical problems can affect the outcome of heart surgery.

Each of the graphs below shows what percentage of this consultant's patients have each risk factor (light blue bar on the left) next to the average for the whole of the UK (dark blue bar on the right). This can tell you whether the consultant operates on high risk patients in general, and whether they specialise in doing particular types of complicated surgery, like operations on the thoracic aorta.

You can find out more about the risk factors in the 'About cardiothoracic surgery' section.

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Risk adjusted in-hospital survival for all units

This graph shows the percentage of patients who survived their operation and left hospital alive. This is the 'In-hospital survival rate'. Some patients are more unwell than others and some need more complex operations. Hence, hospitals and consultants perform a range of cardiac operations and the type of patients they operate on can differ. So that we can make fair comparisons between them, the survival rates have been 'risk adjusted' to take into account the illness of the patient and the complexity of the operation. The dot on the graph shows the risk-adjusted survival for the unit/surgeon you have selected in comparison with the other units and surgeons in GB&I.


Thoracic Outcomes

Thoracic surgery units also undertake surgery for lung cancer, and other cancers within the chest such as thymoma or mesothelioma, collapsed lungs known as pneumothorax, major infections and to biopsy suspicious areas, among other surgery. The SCTS collects data on these other operations in the thoracic registry. Some data for this hospital from the 2015-16 audit year* is given below;

Cases Performed
Primary lung cancer resections all primary lung cancer resections 431
Total thoracic surgery excluding endoscopy all case (excluding endoscopy) 1146
Did this hospital perform radical surgery for mesothelioma in 2015-16? no
Did this hospital perform chest wall deformity (pectus) surgery in 2015-16? yes