Glasgow. The City & Queen Elizabeth University Hospital

Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland, with over 600,000 people. It is served by Queen Elizabeth University Hospital (QEUH), a 1,677-bed acute care hospital opened in 2015 with specialised medical and surgical units.

About Queen Elizabeth University Hospital

As one of Europe's largest acute care campuses, the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital (QEUH) offers you a dynamic work environment with state-of-the-art facilities.

Situated in the southwestern part of Glasgow, this massive complex brings together specialised care for adults, children, and maternity patients.

With over 1,600 beds, this place is huge, but you wouldn't know it is working inside thanks to the efficient wings, retail shops and restaurants in the soaring atrium.

QUEH specialises in the following areas:

  • Critical care.
  • Theatre and diagnostics.
  • Acute and elective general surgery.
  • Vascular surgery.
  • Urology.
  • Orthopaedics.
  • Transplantation.
  • Paediatrics, including surgery and critical care.

As a nurse here, you'll provide compassionate care in rooms designed for comfort - all private with en suite bathrooms. Patients will enjoy hotel-like amenities during their stay.

Best of all, you'll work alongside experts at centres like the Royal Hospital for Children and the Institute of Neurological Sciences. Cutting-edge speciality care, research, and teaching happen on campus every day.

In addition to clinical care, the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital campus is home to the Queen Elizabeth Teaching and Learning Centre with a training environment for University of Glasgow undergraduate students studying medicine and nursing.

Life for Nurses in Glasgow

Glasgow has plenty to offer, with a rich history stretching back to the 6th century. You can explore the Gothic cathedral, art museums, and music halls during your downtime. The city also hosts great festivals and events year-round, such as the Celtic Connections music festival and the World Pipe Band Championships.

Outside the city, Scotland's stunning natural landscapes, like Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, are right on your doorstep.

As a nurse in Glasgow, you'll find a lower cost of living than in other major UK cities. Rent and day-to-day expenses are very reasonable.

Thanks to excellent public transportation connections, getting to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital is a breeze. Buses offer direct routes to the hospital's central Arrivals Square, and the nearby Govan subway and bus station provides easy access too.

The Cardonald Train Station sits just 1.2 miles from the hospital campus, and active commuters can take advantage of pedestrian and cycling paths, including secure tunnels and bike-sharing stations onsite at the hospital.

As an overseas nurse, please apply for employment through MMA International Nurse Recruitment

Fun Facts About Glasgow

The world's first ultrasound machine was invented in 1956 by Professor Ian Donald, Dr John McVicar and Tom Brown at the University of Glasgow.

Glasgow Cathedral is the only cathedral on the Scottish mainland that survived the Protestant Reformation intact in 1560.

The first-ever international football match was held in Glasgow in 1872 between Scotland and England. The 0-0 draw was watched by over 4,000 spectators and recognised by FIFA as the first official game.

The bones of Saint Valentine reside in Glasgow at the Church of Blessed St John Duns Scotus. His relics are decorated with flowers each Valentine's Day.