A WEST of Scotland hospital has cemented its position as a specialist orthopaedic centre.
The Golden Jubilee hospital in Clydebank is to expand its capacity for hip and knee surgery to treat an extra 300 patients a year.
The hospital already carries out 20% of all hip and knee replacements in Scotland.
The extra investment means that the hospital will now treat an additional 25 patients on top of their average 220 joints per month.
June Rogers, Director of Operations, said: "With the growing number of older people in our society, our orthopaedic service continues to be in high demand.
"Most patients experience huge mobility improvements after hip or knee surgery, with many returning to activities that they have not been able to enjoy for years.
"This announcement means more patients across Scotland will ultimately benefit from an increased quality of life."
The Golden Jubilee is internationally recognised for innovation in orthopaedic techniqies and reducing the length of stay in hospital for hip and knee surgery.