Southern General Hospital & Redevelopment

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Re: Southern General Hospital & Redevelopment

Postby Guacho » Mon Aug 17, 2015 9:41 pm

Not the best, but a flavour of the Roundhouse
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Re: Southern General Hospital & Redevelopment

Postby dazza » Mon Aug 17, 2015 9:56 pm

Shame it's overlooked from all angles
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Re: Southern General Hospital & Redevelopment

Postby Guacho » Mon Aug 17, 2015 11:48 pm

Not as easy as it looks frm this angle. And the quirkiness is a ground level thing. However.....
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Re: Southern General Hospital & Redevelopment

Postby RDR » Fri Aug 21, 2015 2:52 pm

Went through yesterday. I see the old Mortuary site is now cleared. Is that going to be another car park?
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Re: Southern General Hospital & Redevelopment

Postby dazza » Fri Aug 21, 2015 11:57 pm

RDR wrote:Went through yesterday. I see the old Mortuary site is now cleared. Is that going to be another car park?


Yes, another car park. Here's a photo of the cleared grounds...

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And further plans...

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They would be better off calling the park Central Stink owing to the sewage treatment plant. Maybe they're still thinking of royal titles for them. Prince George Park and Princess Charlotte Play Park?
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Re: Southern General Hospital & Redevelopment

Postby Guacho » Sat Aug 22, 2015 3:29 pm

A few more of the Roundhouse, just ahead of Envira covering it in blue plastic. Most are through the only windows overlooking which were clean enough to get a picture :D

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Re: Southern General Hospital & Redevelopment

Postby dazza » Sun Aug 23, 2015 4:16 pm

Any sign of demo over at former OPD, etc.?
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Re: Southern General Hospital & Redevelopment

Postby Guacho » Sun Aug 23, 2015 10:22 pm

Should start this week.
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Re: Southern General Hospital & Redevelopment

Postby dazza » Wed Aug 26, 2015 5:55 pm

Guacho wrote:Image

Limited number of entry codes on these locks :roll:


There's 2,162 possible codes :wink:
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Re: Southern General Hospital & Redevelopment

Postby Guacho » Wed Aug 26, 2015 9:45 pm

Surprising how rarely people change the default :D However, it would be daft to go in there just now, without a respirator and a white suit
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Re: Southern General Hospital & Redevelopment

Postby dazza » Wed Sep 02, 2015 5:58 pm

Absolutely astounding, but not in the least surprising.

No records of Queen Elizabeth University Hospital rebrand meeting

NO record was made of a meeting where top NHS executives discussed changing the name of Scotland's largest hospital, it has emerged.

Health board NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde says minutes were not taken when proposals about rebranding the then South Glasgow University Hospital were discussed.

There are also no records of attempts to "gauge the views and comments" of 12 senior doctors and nurses about a plan to rename the building the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, according to the health board.

Papers were submitted to board members about the original name and minutes reflect the discussion which ensued.
However, in response to a request under Freedom of Information legislation about the rebranding process, NHS GGC said: "There are no records held for the meetings and discussions as in your request as they were informal meetings."

The renaming of the £842m hospital after the Queen has been the subject of ongoing controversy.
An online petition calling for the new name to be dropped has attracted 13,238 supporters.
Others have criticised the expense of the rebrand with plaques alone costing £51,000 and altering signage estimated at £1,650 so far with more bills to be calculated. One independent bus company also said it was having to spend thousands of pounds correcting their destination information.

Pressured to reveal why and how they went about the name change NHS GGC posted a narrative on their website earlier this summer which described a meeting in March this year and consultation with chief nursing and medical officers.

The Herald requested records of these discussions.

John Beattie, who worked for the NHS for 10 years and created the petition against the new name, said: "I think to say they do not have any minutes of the meeting raises questions about exactly who was involved and how the process was undertaken to name the hospital after the Queen. There was a very narrow consultation."

NHS GGC said they had no further comments to add on the renaming process and lack of records.

Last month Andrew Roberston, chair of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, said the public was not consulted on renaming Scotland's largest hospital after the Queen because some people would have been disappointed.

The health board has also indicated it changed the name because the hospital serves a community beyond South Glasgow and it did not want the name to alienate staff from any of the hospitals which closed as services transferred to the new building.
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Re: Southern General Hospital & Redevelopment

Postby RDR » Fri Sep 04, 2015 8:15 pm

In 1957 a Scottish Air Ambulance Service flight crashed on Islay. The pilot, radio operator and nurse on board were all killed. Up until 1993, when the Scottish Ambulance service took over air ambulance flights, nurse volunteers provided the attendant service on these flights and were given the equivalent of 1 Guinea for covering such flights. All these nurses came from the Southern General.
The nurse who was killed was Sister Jean Kennedy, who was originally from Coll. There is a memorial to her and the pilot and R/O in Renfrew on the site of the old Renfrew airport.
Wouldn't it have been nice and more fitting, if at least one part of the new Southern General had been named after her, instead of the name they have used?
It's a proper connection and a fitting way to give tribute to a nurse who sacrificed her life in the line of duty.
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Re: Southern General Hospital & Redevelopment

Postby Guacho » Fri Sep 04, 2015 9:40 pm

Worth a look at the Southern on Google Earth. Ariel views hugely different from the streetview
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Re: Southern General Hospital & Redevelopment

Postby dazza » Fri Sep 04, 2015 10:12 pm

Guacho wrote:Worth a look at the Southern on Google Earth. Ariel views hugely different from the streetview


Have a look at Law Hospital... that's really crazy: 55.759034, -3.855989

The default photo must be from around 2001 as there are still cars parked all over the grounds. Oh, and the hospital is actually still there! If you use the timeline function then the most up-to-date photo is an empty field.
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Re: Southern General Hospital & Redevelopment

Postby RDR » Sun Sep 13, 2015 7:22 pm

Cockroaches found in a hospital, well I never!
Don't think I ever worked in any hospital that didn't have them.
Any way the ET headline fails to mention they were in the office block rather than a clinical area, that would have got in the way of the story, I suspect

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