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S5W-33369: Monica Lennon (Central Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 19 November 2020

To ask the Scottish Government how many patients have been treated at the NHS Louisa Jordan for COVID-19-related illness, also broken down by the number treated (a) during the first and (b) since the start of the second wave.

Answered by: Jeane Freeman 2 December 2020

The NHS Louisa Jordan was established to help ensure NHS Scotland had extra capacity to treat patients during the COVID-19 pandemic and stood ready to do so since 20 April 2020. Building the NHS Louisa Jordan was a precautionary action and I was always clear that I hoped it would never be needed to treat a COVID patient. The NHS Louisa Jordan has not been required to treat COVID-19 patients because of efforts made to suppress the virus. If required, the hospital continues to remain ready to accept COVID-19 patients at a few days’ notice.