NHS Louisa Jordan two carry out delayed healthcare

Some planned healthcare that was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic will now be carried out at the NHS Louisa Jordan to help NHS Scotland recover.

Built at the beginning of the outbreak at the Scottish Events Campus (SEC) in Glasgow, the hospital will initially receive some orthopaedic outpatient consultations from the start of this month. Then, if clinically successful, with positive patient experience, it could be used to provide a wide range of postponed non-coronavirus planned healthcare that has been delayed.

The hospital, which has not been required to treat coronavirus patients, will also be used for staff training, teaching and examinations due to the clinical facilities and the space available to maintain physical distancing.

Scottish Health Secretary Jeane Freeman said: “As we begin to resume some paused NHS services safely, carefully and in a series of stages, this national hospital will play an important role in helping our NHS recover by providing planned healthcare for non-Covid outpatients. It will also ensure the sustainability of our NHS workforce as the clinical setting, alongside the ability to maintain physical distancing, will allow undergraduates and postgraduates to carry out training, teaching and examinations, and support training for the wider health and social care workforce in Scotland. By continuing to follow the clear public health advice, we can continue to suppress this virus in Scotland.”

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