Golden Jubilee National Hospital

Adult Cardiac Surgery, Congenital Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery



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 West* (heart ward) - 2-5pm and 6-9pm 3 East* (heart ward) - 2-5pm and 6-9pm 4 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,
Beardmore Street,,
West Dunbartonshire,,
G81 4HX

Tel: 0141 951 5000

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.
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Number and type of operations performed

This graph shows the number and percentage of each type of heart surgery done in this hospital. 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 hospital’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 is having heart surgery, it may be helpful to know whether your hospital does lots of the procedure(s) that you need. 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. This is called the ‘in-hospital survival rate’.

Some units do more complicated surgery on patients who are more sick, whilst others do fairly routine surgery. So that we can make fair comparisons between these units, the survival rate has been ‘risk adjusted’ to take into account the difficulty of each operation.

The dot in the graph shows the risk-adjusted survival rate for the unit you are looking at. The area between the two dotted lines is the range in which the dot will appear if the results are as expected.

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 hospital's patients have each risk factor (peach bar on the left) next to the average for the whole of the UK (green bar on the right). This can tell you whether the hospital generally operates on high risk patients, 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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