Golden Jubilee National Hospital


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.


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, 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

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.


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

Tel: 0141 951 5000

Trust Website:

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

Risk adjusted in-hospital survival rate

This graph shows the “in hospital” survival rate of patients who are operated on by the individual surgeon/unit you have selected. “In hospital” means time the patient is in the hospital where they have had their operation. It does not include any time that patients may have spent in other hospitals, either before or after their heart operation.

The data has been through a complex methodology, including the variations in patient risk factors in order to give you a comparative base from which to work from. This means that the survival rates take into account the type and risk of patients being operated on for each surgeon/unit. This is known as risk adjusted survival.

The vertical axis shows the GMC number of the surgeon or the Hospital identifier. In brackets is the total number of patients operated on by the surgeon/unit and the percentage of patients for whom the survival is known. The horizontal axis is the percentage survival. The dashed vertical line shows the risk adjusted survival rate for the UK as a whole. The solid black horizontal line represents the surgeon/unit. What is important here is that the horizontal line crosses the vertical dashed line. If this occurs, it means that the surgeon/unit are within the expected outcomes given the case-mix and risk factors of the patients they operate on.

The icons that sit on the horizontal line should give you more information about your surgeon/team.

For example

The open square is the survival rate with no risk adjustments:
The X is the predicted survival with adjustments
The solid dot is the survival probability after the methodology has been applied.

  • If the solid dot is red it means survival is worse than expected
  • If the solid dot is black it means that it is within limits
  • If the solid dot is green it means that there is significantly higher survival than expected

There is a lot of information on these plots, but the takeaway message is that if the solid black line crosses the dashed vertical line then the survival rate for the surgeon/unit is within expectations and that there is no reason for any concern.

A more detailed explanation about these graphs and methodology can be found here: Graph Explanations

Data for period April 2015 – March 2018.
Risk Adjusted In-Hospital Survival Rate

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 2017-18 audit year* is given below;

Cases Performed
Primary lung cancer resections all primary lung cancer resections 524
Total thoracic surgery excluding endoscopy all case (excluding endoscopy) 1148
Did this hospital perform radical surgery for mesothelioma in 2017-18? Yes
Did this hospital perform chest wall deformity (pectus) surgery in 2017-18? Yes

Consultant Cardiac Surgeons 2015 - 2018: 11

Consultant Congenital Cardiothoracic Surgeons: 2

Consultant Thoracic Surgeons 2017: 0