The NHS Louisa Jordan hospital is based at the Scottish Events Campus (SEC) in Glasgow.
Built at the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak, construction of the NHS Louisa Jordan was a collaborative effort from teams across NHS National Services Scotland as well as our NHSScotland colleagues and other partners and suppliers. It achieved operational readiness on the target date of 19 April 2020.
We’ve supported the hospital by:
- procuring and supplying a range of items to support ward set-up and hospital operations – our National Procurement team and Health Facilities Scotland Equipping team has supplied everything the hospital needs, from personal protective equipment (PPE), clinical and patient equipment and beds to domestic products, items for pharmacy and labs, and more
- establishing a blood transfusion service for the new hospital – our SNBTS patient services team worked alongside NHSScotland clinicians and operational staff
- providing expertise in a range of other areas including clinical, training, facilities management services, pharmacy and communications – clinical staff as well as colleagues from our Programme Management Service, Health Facilities Scotland, Scottish Health Service Centre and Marketing and Communications teams were deployed
The hospital hasn’t been used to treat coronavirus (COVID-19) patients due to the continued suppression of the virus. However, thanks to a successful pilot, 315 patients have received orthopaedic and plastic surgery outpatient consultations since the start of July.
Our teams have continued to support the NHS Louisa Jordan’s efforts to remobilise the NHS:
- Our Health Facilities Scotland Equipping and Estates teams have made sure the hospital is equipped for planned healthcare for non-COVID-19 outpatients.
- Our Programme Management Services team has supported planning and setup of the elective services.
- Our Marketing and Communications team has also supported a recent visit from First Minster Nicola Sturgeon by providing media relations, videography and social media support.
During her visit to the site in July, the First Minister said: “Although the NHS Louisa Jordan has not been required to treat COVID-19 patients, it remains a vital asset in our phased approach to resuming NHS services safely where we can.
“I am pleased that while it stands ready to treat patients with the virus at just a few days’ notice, the NHS Louisa Jordan is making a valuable contribution to our health service now, even while the virus remains under control.”