The Queen Elizabeth University Hospital (QEUH) in Glasgow has once again been recognised in the annual World’s Best Hospitals Newsweek league table.  

The QEUH ranked [in] the top 40 hospitals in the UK, improving its position from the previous year alongside Glasgow Royal Infirmary, which was ranked in 26th position. 

The latest annual results come in the context of the pandemic, with COVID-19 putting unprecedented stress on health systems which are also contending with an ageing population and other challenges. 

Now in its fifth year, Newsweek’s 2023 research analysed more than 2,300 hospitals across 28 countries to create the league. The list also includes speciality hospitals and compares contenders across research, innovation, standard of care, and consistency.

Arwel Williams, Director for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s South Sector, which includes the QEUH, said:

“Despite challenges, staff at the QEUH deliver an incredible service, showing great dedication and commitment to the principles of high-quality patient-centred care. Coupled with the cutting-edge research and innovation which takes place here every day, it’s no surprise to see the hospital once again recognised as a top-class care centre within the UK.

“I’d like to take the opportunity to thank all of our staff for their ongoing dedication. This award is a testament to their contribution to healthcare across Scotland and something each and everyone at the QEUH can be proud of.”

The full list of top-ranked hospitals within the UK and across the world can be found on the Newsweek website: World’s Best Hospitals 2023 – United Kingdom (