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Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Glasgow
(2/5 based on 60+ reviews on the web)
The Glasgow Royal Infirmary is a large teaching hospital, operated by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, With a capacity of around 1000 beds, the hospital campus covers an area of around 20acre, situated on the north-eastern edge of the city centre of Glasgow, Scotland.HistoryDesigned by Robert and James Adam, the original Royal Infirmary building was opened in December 1794. The infirmary was built beside Glasgow Cathedral on land that held the ruins of the Bishop's Castle, which dated from at least the 13th century but had been allowed to fall into disrepair. A Royal Charter was obtained in 1791, that granted the Crown-owned land to the hospital. The original Adams building had five floors (one underground) holding eight wards (giving the hospital just over a hundred beds) and a circular operating room on the fourth floor with a glazed dome ceiling. After a number of additional buildings were added, the first in 1816, a specialist fever block in 1829 and a surgical block in 1861. Following the amalgamation of the old St. Mungo's College of Medicine into the University of Glasgow Medical School in 1947, the old College buildings on Castle Street officially became part of the hospital campus, until their replacement by the New Building in the early 1980s.New buildingThe original Adams building was replaced in 1914 with a new building designed by James Miller and opened by King George V. In 1924, the surgical block in which Joseph Lister had worked was also torn down to be replaced. In 1948 the hospital became part of NHS Scotland.
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TripAdvisor
  • I find this hospital not a nice place..used pharmacy to get my daughter something for cold.was grilled like a criminal... Babues get free things but felt like just paying. 
  • Don't want to go into details but have to say do not be put off by the old buildings the staff here are amazing 
  • This is a new one on me for Trip Advisor, reviewing a hospital! The Royal as it is known is old, dirty and with quite a history which is fairly untold. Needs a good clean up and should be restored to ...  more »
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  • At first when I was kept in it took 7 hours for a bed,I was treated OK when waiting but what a wait when you are feeling I'll. Secondly I was in long enough too get slightly better, then bed was needed so I had to try and recover myself the rest of the way at home,just as well my mum was an auxilary nurse for 49 years eh, or goodness knows how it could have turned out. What has become of the Royal Infirmary in Glasgow, what a Shane our government does not seem to give a dam these days. Not all but some of the staff need to put care and empathy back into the NHS.
  • On Monday (26/09/16) I had cause to attend the A&E department for some stitches, after cutting my hand. From the reception desk, to the nurse who showed me through, to the doctor in attendance (Deborah), everyone was friendly, polite, helpful & completely professional. Thank you.
  • Nurses are nice and caring (more than what their job asks them to), I was sharing a massive dorm with only one other person who watched TV all day so I basically had the room for myself, food was alright, wi-fi signal was decent especially for going pokemon hunting around the corridors (unless you are in the -1 floors and etc.) and there was not too much light nor noise when trying to sleep at night so pretty good.
  • My sister Maureen Sloan was in Ward 8 a few months ago and the care she received was second to none. What a wonderful bunch of nurses and auxiliaries. Thank you so much for the care you gave Maureen. xxx
  • God help the devils been possessing me my whole life and I need to talk to you with the devil in the room so its me you talk to I'm living in wales now my names different to what you think I've lived at 39 Elizabeth road and 76 Lancaster avenue skegness aged 10 on my birthday fake date to you they probably gave but it was on june 30th 10th birthday lived there till 12 spalding school horrible cried alot about it. then in Devon recently stayed in a chalet in Dartmouth and now in wales lived several other places being moved round hotels every couple of days by my evil mother please read lri hospital board help view time demons lied about the real truth drug and this the real one from you please talk to me with the devil in the room so its me not him talking. View time fast I now know your tall from the memory of when I was 4 and dragged by my mother to the side then the devil possessed me your tall now I know demons can't fake being god I won't be scared now I'm not in hospital please talk to me with devil in room and make sure Ive not been drugged by demons to say evil things please view time now everything demons have claimed mostly lies they thought I was going hell demons lying and being fake alot nicer than they are VIEW TIME NOW everything wrong!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Your pure water heals me all the time that wouldn't on a demon?