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The original Canniesburn hospital was built in 1967, at a time when the plastic surgery services in Glasgow were in need of expansion. Initially, the building had 130 beds but with the advent of shorter inpatient stays and more effective therapy, the entire complement of beds were never used. There were five purpose built operating theatres and a minor procedure room. All had adjoining pathology and dental laboratories. In 2003, Canniesburn Hospital came to an end of its useful life and the Canniesburn Plastic Surgery Unit moved to a new build on the Glasgow Royal Infirmary site.
The Canniesburn Plastic Surgery Unit is situated in the Glasgow Royal Infirmary (GRI). The GRI has several buildings, being one of the largest hospitals in Glasgow and we are located in the Jubilee Building, named because it was built in the Golden Jubilee year of Queen Elizabeth II.
Flights to Glasgow International airport abound from several destinations. Please check local availability. The Unit is approximately 20 minutes taxi-ride away. A taxi rank is located on the road just outside the main building of Glasgow airport. A regular bus service also runs from Glasgow airport to the city centre. The Glasgow Royal Infirmary is in the east end of the city centre, a 25 minute walk from the main Glasgow central bus station, Buchanan Street bus station.
The nearest motorway junction on the M8 is junction 15, which leads directly to the GRI. There is a private car park, operated by APCOA, on the GRI hospital site.
Information about parking charges can be found on - www.apcoa.co.uk/parking-in/glasgow/glasgow-royal-infirmary
Visitor and patient information available on - www.nhsggc.org.uk/locations/hospitals/glasgow-royal-infirmary