The pioneering team at the Golden Jubilee Foundation has been pivotal in leading ground-breaking surgery for heart disease and complex orthopaedic hip and knee replacements, as well as introducing different ways of working in all of our specialist areas.
- Our multidisciplinary orthopaedic team introduced ‘Enhanced Recovery’ for patients undergoing hip and knee replacements in Scotland. This safe, high quality care allows patients to be mobile on the same day as their surgery, leading to the lowest length of stay for these procedures.
- The Golden Jubilee team is also leading the way in using technology and telehealth. As the first site in Scotland to use Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery, the team can provide more accurate surgeries than ever before. The use of video links for follow-up care to those in rural locations has proven to be a safe, effective, alternative, allowing patients to access care from their local communities.
- Our thoracic (lung) team has reduced hospital stays from six or seven days to just three or four through the introduction of minimally invasive keyhole surgeries, such as Video Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS). Surgeons at the Golden Jubilee carried out another Scottish first by using a robot to carry out lung surgery on patients.
- Introduced at the Golden Jubilee in 2017, the Organ Care System (OCS) is a technology that: allows the time a donated heart is out of the body to be safely extended (e.g. during transit from donor to recipient).
- We have challenged standard practice and developed new ways of working in ophthalmology with optometrists and nurses carrying out additional tasks which releases consultants to spend more time in theatre.