The 400-strong contracting team were applauded by NHS staff as the two-week building programme was completed on the NHS Louisa Jordan Hospital.
Every week, the nation has been #ClappingForCarers. Today, as construction is completed on @NHSLouisaJordan, our NHS staff are clapping for every single member of our contractor teams who have worked night and day to make this possible. Thank you! pic.twitter.com/bkNncH6tdy
— NHS Louisa Jordan (@NHSLouisaJordan) April 19, 2020
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.