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Vale of Leven District General Hospital

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Hospital visiting

To maintain the safety of patients, visitors and staff, visiting still needs to be carefully managed. In most cases, visiting can be arranged by contacting the ward directly and arranging a suitable time to visit, however, in some hospitals/wards further restrictions are in place. Current information and guidance can be found on the Patients, Hospital Appointments and Visiting page.

Further Information

Wards and Visiting

Hospital visiting

To maintain the safety of patients, visitors and staff, visiting still needs to be carefully managed. In most cases, visiting can be arranged by contacting the ward directly and arranging a suitable time to visit, however, in some hospitals/wards further restrictions are in place. Current information and guidance can be found on the Patients, Hospital Appointments and Visiting page.

Ward 3 – Acute Medical Receiving

Call: 01389 817244

This ward is for all patients coming through MAU (Medical Assessment Unit) and require admission are first taken here.
Opening hours:

Monday to Sunday: 2.30pm – 3.30pm and 7.00pm – 8.30pm

Approximate mealtimes are 7.30am – 8.30am for breakfast, 12.00pm – 1.00pm for lunch, and 5.00pm – 6.00pm for the evening meal.

We try to make sure that patients are not disturbed while having their meals and staff may ask visitors to leave during meal times.

However, if you wish to help your relative or friend during meal times, please discuss this with the ward staff.

Birthing Suite – Maternity ward

Call: 01389 817232

Midwifery services in a purpose built unit, complete with birthing pool.

Opening hours:
Open visiting for family members (Open 7 days a week).

Location name: CMU

Elderly Mental Health – Fruin / Katrine Wards

Call: 01389 817217

General Medicine / Lomond Ward – 2nd Floor Maternity Block

Call: 01389 817321or 01389 817365

Haematology Day Ward

Call: 01389 817206

Medical Assessment Unit/Ward

Call: 01389 817325

The unit is staffed by doctors and nurses at all times of the day and night, 24 hours a day / 7 days a week and assesses and treats most medical emergencies in adults aged 14 years and above.

  • Chest pain, Heart attacks
  • Asthma and ANY breathing problems
  • Collapses, epilepsy
  • Diabetes related problems
  • Overdoses
  • Allergic reactions

Some patients may require transfer to another hospital if their clinical need requires it.

Ward 14 – Older People Services

Call: 01389 817214

Opening hours:

Approximate mealtimes are 7.30 – 8.30am for breakfast, 12.00 – 1.00pm for lunch, and 5.00 – 6.00pm for the evening meal.

We try to make sure that patients are not disturbed while having their meals and staff may ask visitors to leave during meal times. However, if you wish to help your relative or friend during meal times, please discuss this with the ward staff.

Ward 15 – Older People Services

Call: 01389 817215

Renal Dialysis Unit/Ward

Call: 01389 817289

The Renal Unit at The Vale of Leven Hospital provides an outpatient haemodialysis service and nephrology clinics to patients in the surrounding areas.

Services and Outpatients
Anti-Coagulant Clinic

Call: 0141 232 0800

Audiology
Biochemistry

Call: 01389 817568

Opening Hours:

  • Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 5.00pm
  • Saturday to Sunday, 8.30am – 12.00pm (Inverclyde Royal Hospital) & 9.00am – 12.00pm (Royal Alexandra Hospital)
CAMHS Team – Acorn Centre

Call: 01389 817324

Location: The Acorn Centre

Cardiac Rehabilitation

Call: 01389 817408

Opening Hours: Clinics each Monday and Tuesday

Cardiology

Call: 01389 817235

Location: The cardiology department is located on the ground floor, main building.

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 4.30pm

Clinical Physics

Call: 01389 817249

Community Maternity Unit

Call:

  • Midwives are available at the unit 24 hours a day for advice or information: 01389 817232
  • Early Pregnancy Services are available: Monday to Friday, 9.00am – 5.00pm: 01389 817411
  • Day Care Services are available Monday to Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm: 01389 817232
  • We have a telephone number for women to make an appointment with a midwife as soon as they know they are pregnant. The number is 0141 347 8422
Haematology and Blood Transfusion

Call:

  • General Telephone: 01389 817518
  • Clinical Advice can be obtained during normal office hours, by contacting the Duty Consultant Haematologist, via switchboard: 01389 754121
  • Quality Manager: 0141 314 6653

Opening Hours – Routine Service: Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 8.00pm

Haematology Laboratory

Call: 01389 754121

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 8.30am – 8.00pm

Out of Hours shift from the Royal Alexandra Hospital.

Imaging (X-Ray)

Contact Information

X-Ray (Including Fluoroscopy)

Call: 01389 817259

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday, 8.45am until 5.00pm

The GP Walk-In Service is currently suspended due to Covid-19 (Coronavirus). If you are referred by your GP we will contact you to arrange an appointment.

Location: Vale of Leven Hospital

Imaging (CT)

Contact Information

CT

Call Central Booking Office: 0141 347 8379

The Central Booking Office is open:

  • Monday to Thursday, 8.00am until 8.00pm
  • Friday to Saturday, 9.00am until 5.00pm
  • Sunday, Closed

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday, 8.45am until 5.00pm

Location: Vale of Leven Hospital

Imaging (Ultrasound)

Contact Information

Ultrasound

Call Central Booking Office: 0141 347 8367

The Central Booking Office is open:

  • Monday to Thursday: 8.00am – 8.00pm
  • Friday to Saturday: 9.00am – 5.00pm
  • Sunday: Closed

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday, 8.45am until 5.00pm

Location: Vale of Leven Hospital

Minor Injuries Unit

Call: 111

Opening Hours: Everyday, 8.00am – 9.00pm

Mortuary

Call: 0141 354 9357

Occupational Therapy

Call: 01389 817343

Older People’s Day Hospital

Call: 01389 817231

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 4.00pm

Orthoptics

Call:

  • Contact Telephone & Appointments: 0141 347 8347
  • Orthoptist (Urgent Telephone): 0141 314 6976
Orthotics

Call: 0141 347 8909

Out of Hours GP Service
Outpatient Clinics

Call:

  • General Telephone: 01389 817290
  • Contact Telephone: 01389 817562

Opening Hours:

  • Monday to Thursday, 8.30am – 5.00pm
  • Friday, 8.30am – 1.30pm
Physiotherapy

Call: 01389 817531

Podiatry

Call:

  • Podiatry Appointment Hotline: 0141 347 8909

Email: AHP.Appointments@ggc.scot.nhs.uk

Location: Centre for Health & Care at the Vale

Sandyford West

Call: 0141 211 8130

Location: Ground Floor, Old Maternity Building, Vale of Leven Hospital

Speech and Language Therapy

Call:

  • General Telephone: 01389 817380
  • Vale Centre for Health and Care: 01389 828265
  • Hartfield Clinic Dumbarton: 01389 812312
  • Aurora House, Clydebank: 0141 562 8862
Spiritual Care

Call: 0141 314 9561 or 0141 314 7365

Email: chaplains@ggc.scot.nhs.uk

Location: Ground floor opposite the main entrance

Surgical Day Bed Unit

Call: 01389 817618

Opening Hours:

  • Monday and Friday, 8.00am – 6.00pm
  • Tuesday to Thursday, 8.00am – 10.00pm