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Our mission statement for NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

To deliver effective and high quality health services, to act to improve the health of our population, and to do everything we can to address the wider social detriments of health which cause health inequalities. 

We share the Core Values of NHS Scotland:

  • Cùram is Co- fhaireachdainn; Care and Compassion: Our patients come first.  We dedicate our time and resources to bring the best possible care and comfort we cato the children and families we look after. 
  • Urram is Spèis; Dignity and Respect: Your values matter to us.  We explore your priorities and concerns, respect your opinions and treat you with dignity. 
  • Fosgailteachd is Onaireachd; Openness and Honesty: Integrity is at the heart of what we do.  We keep you informed, and are always open and honest with you.  
  • Luach is Co - obrachadh; Quality and TeamworkWe strive to be the best.  We are guided by expertise of the highest quality and continually develop what we do in response to the changing world around us.  We work together, and with you, as a team to improve your child’s health both now and in the future.

The Children’s Hospital in Glasgow is a well established, world renowned institution. The first hospital was opened in 1882 and we moved to our current location within the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Campus in 2015.

The hospital was designed specifically to meet the needs of children, and we provide a high quality service in a state-of-the-art facility. It was designed in conjunction with our patients, families, and health-care professionals who work here.

Prior to the opening of the new Royal Hospital for Children, a new laboratory facility was built on site, providing some of the most modern facilities in the UK and enabling ground breaking research and pioneering treatments to be developed.

The campus also hosts an equally modern hospital for adults, a first class maternity unit, the Institute of Neurosciences and a wide variety of rehabilitation services, as well as an ultra modern learning facility.

We are proud to deliver the gold standard model of maternity, paediatric and adult acute hospital care on a single site.

Services provided

The Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow is one of the largest paediatric care centres in the UK and provides a wide range of complex medical, surgical, cardiac and mental health services to children across Scotland, and indeed the UK. For a number of these services, we are the sole provider in Scotland. We also offer a full range of secondary care services to children of Greater Glasgow and Clyde, both in hospital and in the community.

We have close links with the Universities in Glasgow and have excellent training and research programmes, receiving applications from across the world for a full range of specialties and services.


The Royal Hospital for Children is located on the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Campus at 1345 Govan Rd, Glasgow, G51 4TF.

We have both inpatient and outpatient facilities on site.

We carry out outpatient clinics at different sites across NHS GGC and our shared care clinics are carried out throughout Scotland.

NHS GGC has purpose built Child Development Centres at sites across the city providing community services for the children of Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

Editorial Information

Last reviewed: 12 January 2021

Next review: 22 February 2027