NHS Louisa Jordan – Scotland’s newest hospital – has been built in just over two weeks at the cost of £43m.
The facility, at Glasgow’s SEC Campus, was able to start taking its first patients on Monday 20th April, to help deal with the coronavirus pandemic in Scotland.
Health Secretary Jeane Freeman said:
“I want to offer my sincere gratitude and thanks to the contractors and NHS Scotland staff who have come from across Scotland to work tirelessly to transform the SEC into the NHS Louisa Jordan. You are an inspiration to us all.
“The decision on patients being accepted at the NHS Louisa Jordan will be reviewed on a regular basis. I hope this facility will not be needed as, alongside the public’s continued efforts to stay at home, NHS Scotland has already taken steps to increase the number of NHS beds.
“The exceptional efforts of everyone involved in creating NHS Louisa Jordan during this unprecedented public health emergency will ensure this national facility will be able to treat patients from across Scotland, helping to save lives and protect our NHS.”
Chief Executive of NHS Louisa Jordan Jill Young said:
“Building the NHS Louisa Jordan has been an incredible effort. It has been a privilege to lead the project and I want to thank all those who have come from across the country to help us establish this national facility.
“The hospital stands ready to treat patients from across Scotland in a safe, effective and compassionate way, if required.”
GRAHAM were one of four contractors to build the new temporary NHS Louisa Jordan.
Gary Holmes, our Scotland Building Director said:
“It has been a privilege to support NHS Scotland and its clinicians in the development of the new Louisa Jordan hospital to provide additional capacity for the people of Scotland at this most difficult of times.
“GRAHAM has significant experience in delivering modern healthcare facilities throughout Scotland, and we have worked tirelessly to help successfully complete this vital facility.
“I’m proud of how the construction industry in Scotland came together during this crisis."
The GRAHAM team undertook all logistical work in and around the new facility as well as all external works including installation of medical gas infrastructure, drainage, ambulance wash bays, walkways and a mortuary for the new field hospital.