NHS staff clap for construction workers

Grant Prior 2 years ago
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NHS staff formed a guard of honour on Sunday to clap construction workers who have transformed the Scottish Events Campus (SEC) in Glasgow into a temporary 300-bed hospital to treat coronavirus patients.

The 400-strong contracting team were applauded by NHS staff as the two-week building programme was completed on the NHS Louisa Jordan Hospital.

The work was overseen by main contractors Balfour Beatty, Graham, Kier and Robertson.

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 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.”

Constructing the hospital and equipping each bed is expected to have cost approximately £43m.

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