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Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Glasgow

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2.2/5 based on 55+ 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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  • 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 ...  read more »
  • An unbelievable hospital steeped in tradition and one of the best plastic surgery units in the World. As a honorary trainee I am obviously biased but having trained in three different world class unit...  read more »
  • My husband was recovering in ward 62 from a new hip (Gordon Bell) can't thank the staff enough they were spot on with everything. Couldn't do enough for him to make his stay as comfortable as possible...  read more »
  • This is the best hospital I have ever stayed in. Spent 15 days here and the staff on high dependancy are excellent but the staff in the respiratory ward are even better. One small gripe was the butcher in the intensive care unit. But whatever he did to the artery in my wrist my rash cleared up, not so sure I liked the big needle he sewed onto my wrist. Food is average but when you are not eating it's easy to accept and once I got out of a quarantined room I found the canteen did a decent bacon roll. Over all, the staff are great, the food is average but the service from the whole team was second to none.
  • probly the best hospital in glasgow staff are amazing and work si hard 24 / 7 and they deserve a medal thou very easy to get lost in if you don't follow signage or have the inbuilt ability of us glaswegian to navigate the place practically blindfolded even when busy the A&E wait is never long
  • While visiting Glasgow for the holidays, I got a asthma attack and went here. It took around 2 hours to see a Dr because they were super busy in the E. R. But I was really good taken care of, they checked on me every hour, the staff was very attentive. They even gave me medicines to take with me the next morning.
  • I called from USA to see how my sister was. As I didn't know which ward she was in I had to be transferred several times to find her as I had little information to give them, however every single nurse I spoke with in each ward was so friendly, sympathetic and pleasant . They all went out of there way to help me find her.
  • From desk to desk tryin to catch emergency doctor and at the end got know that I have to sign up to my gp (who isn't available in next 2 weeks) LOVELY. Thanks #NHS. Let me DIEEE! because of my kidneys and bladder not working properly
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