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“Needs a revamp”

Glasgow Royal Infirmary
Ranked #105 of 277 things to do in Glasgow
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
201 reviews
126 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Needs a revamp”
Reviewed 12 May 2014

This place badly needs a revamp and shortage of staff is really causing big issues. Moreover, it requires better transport access.

Visited July 2013
3 Thank Kinkosha
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“clinic staffed”
Reviewed 30 March 2014

My 92year old mother owes her life to this hospital as they we,,e the only people to find that my mother had a rare type of heart complaint which required a pacemaker.she has been a regular patient for 18 years during this time she has been seen by consultants and nursing staff and attends on a regular basis to have hear pacemaker checked team Jackie and staff are fantastic and you would never be able to pay for all the fantastic treatment that she has had.mum is going in shortly for her next pacemaker so age is no barrier.anyone who has won the lottery please donate to them or the rest of the hospital.remember it's the staff that make the hospital work not the fact that the building is old

Visited March 2014
2 Thank aidancameron
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Stirling, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Absolutely awful place.”
Reviewed 20 February 2014

Staff attitude on ward 61 (mostly) appalling. They say visit between 1.30 and 8.30 then tell you you can't visit at certain times. The place looks and smells terrible and patients are transported in the same (dirty) lifts as visitors. I will look on my local hospital with admiration after experience this disgrace of a place!

Visited February 2014
7 Thank GillianFx
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Belgrade, Serbia
Level 6 Contributor
1,112 reviews
1,009 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 536 helpful votes
“Another old and beautiful city in Scotland”
Reviewed 3 October 2013

I just remembered, that when I had written about Edinburgh, I completely and unjustifiably neglected to give an account about another great and wonderful city, that is Glasgow.
When You look on the map, it can be easily seen, that river Clyde, flowing toward the Firth of Clyde, cuts the ground body of the city on two parts, i.e. norhern and southern.
We (my wife and me ), took one day off the Edinburgh, and with a train (from Waverley Railway Station in Edinburgh), after a three and a half hours(or maybe less, now I don't recall), got in Glasgow, on the Glasgow Central Station in Gordon street.
This street with nearby streets, Buchanan, Union and St.Vincent are really the pleasant ones for strolling,sightseeing and buying in well designed and decorated stores.
St. Vincent street brings You to the renown George Square,encircled with the George street and within, the Statues of important men of Scottish history.Here are also Glasgow City Chambers and Glasgow City Council, remarkable buildings.
Then, if You cross a little in the north direction, You will get to the Cathedral Street, that will drop You in the front of impressive Glasgow Cathedral.
After that, keeping Your way on the Castle Street, You will reach the Glasgow Royal Infirmary, splendid complex of buildings, that instantly left the irresistible impressions on me.
The Glasgow Royal Infirmary (GRI) is a large teaching hospital, operated by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.
It has a capacity of about 1000 beds and covers the north- eastern part of city centre of Glasgow.
The original Royal Infirmary building was opened in December 1794. The infirmary was built near the Glasgow Cathedral on land, that belonged sometime in the past, to the some Bishop estate(Castle), and ruins of the same one,which remained in at least the 13th century had been allowed to fall into disrepair.
For making the new objects on the grounds of these ruines, all merits go to , I suppose, the King George III,who through the Royal Charter, obtained in 1791 granted the land to the hospital.

Visited November 2012
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Scotland, U.K.
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Takes me back 40 years!”
Reviewed 1 August 2013

40 years ago I worked for the Then Western Regional Hospital Board- later the Greater Glasgow Health Board! Later this month marks the 40 th anniversary of signing the contracts for the 'new' Royal Infirmary- I remember it so well as it was the day my niece was born! During the planning stages I remember reading surgeon's operating notes, nurses comments, down in the dungeons taking stock of metal beds, etc., - all that was in the older part of the Hospital which to all us younger ones was a fascinating place with great hostory. Fortunately we were just visiting - not patients! The old building was an interesting place to visit.

Visited August 2013
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