Construction underway at Scottish NHS Louisa Jordan hospital

Construction is underway at the Scottish NHS Louisa Jordan hospital, in the fight against Covid-19.

Construction is now underway at a new temporary NHS Scotland hospital at the Scottish Events Campus (SEC), Glasgow. 

Over 400 contractors are working alongside nearly 150 NHS Scotland clinicians and operational staff to establish the new NHS Louisa Jordan. The hospital is the latest in a series of temporary facilities being constructed to deal with the cororonavirus crisis and follows the completion of the Nightingale Hospital in London's Excel Centre in East London.

Balfour Beatty, GRAHAM, Kier Group and the Robertson Group are the main contractors involved in the construction of the temporary hospital, which will provide an initial 300 beds to help safeguard Scotland’s NHS during the coronavirus outbreak.

Scottish health secretary Jeane Freeman has praised all staff who are working at the site to develop this new facility. 

She said: “I want to send my sincere thanks to the many clinical, operational and construction staff who have been on site at the SEC to construct this new NHS Scotland hospital. They are working together, under exceptional circumstances, to deliver a clinically safe and fit for purpose hospital that if required, will provide extra capacity for NHS Scotland.”

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