General information

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

About Coronavirus

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is the virus that causes the illness COVID-19. Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, a recent onset of new continuous cough, shortness of breath and a loss or change in smell or taste.

We are continuing to provide patient services as part of NHSScotland’s recovery plan.

Hospital appointments are classed as essential travel. If you have received an appointment, it is important that you attend as scheduled.

You must not attend the hospital if you have any COVID-19 symptoms or if you are self-isolating as a result of close contact with a positive case. 

In line with official guidance, we are taking various steps to limit the risks for patients and staff.  Our information booklets provide more detail on what to expect if you are coming into hospital as an outpatient or an inpatient.

You should receive a copy of this with your appointment letter; these can also be access via the links below. 

Anyone coming onto site is required to wear a face covering; unless you have an exemption, which you will be asked to show on entering the hospital.   

Lockdown restrictions 

We are continuing to provide patient services as part of NHS Scotland's recovery plan.

Hospital appointments are classed as essential travel. If you have received an appointment, it is important that you attend as scheduled.

Find out about Changes to visiting.

Face Covering requirements  

We have changed how patients and staff move across our hospital site to support physical distancing and would ask that you follow this while on site.  All people on site are encouraged to “Keep Left, Keep Moving, Keep Safe” and ensure you wear a face covering.  If you are exempt from wearing a face covering please ensure your exemption card is visible whilst you are in the hospital.

Staff, contractors, patients and visitors must wear a face covering:

  • to enter the Hospital or Hotel,
  • in corridors, lifts and stairwells, and
  • in Golden Bistro*, Cafe Latte and the Shop

Clinical staff should continue to wear fluid resistant surgical masks throughout their shift.

Thank you for your cooperation.

* Face coverings should only be removed when eating/drinking in the Golden Bistro dining room.

Getting to Hospital for your Appointment

Please consider how you travel to the Golden Jubilee National Hospital for inpatient or day case treatment, an outpatient appointment or COVID testing.

If possible, please travel in a car from the same household, family/friends bubble, pre-arranged hospital transport or private transport (for example a taxi or private hire car).

You must not travel to hospital for a COVID test in a taxi or private hire car as you will need to wait a few hours for your results.

If you need to use public transport, it is important that you follow the instructions set out in the UK Government’s Safer Travel Guide for Passengers.

Patients who need assistance to travel to the Golden Jubilee National Hospital for COVID testing should contact our Patient Coordination Centre on 0141 951 5266 for help arranging this.

Latest guidance

Up-to-date advice on self-isolation, social distancing and shielding is available from NHS Inform.

Useful links

NHS Inform guidance and self-help tool

Changes to visiting
 


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