Scotland COVID hospital to shut without treating a single virus patient

Scotland COVID hospital to shut without treating a single virus patient
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Scotland's Louisa Jordan hospital is to shut by the end of March without having to treat a single coronavirus patient, the Scottish health secretary says, APA reports citing BBC News.

The temporary facility in Glasgow was set up to support Scotland's response to the pandemic in April 2020 and has since carried out 32,000 healthcare appointments and vaccinated more than 170,000 people, Jeane Freeman told a coronavirus briefing.

It will now close on 31 March with the mass vaccination centre relocating to the SSE Hydro.

After its move, the centre will continue to run daily clinics with the ability to administer a minimum of 4,000 vaccinations each day, with capacity to scale up to 10,000.

Prof Jason Leitch, Scotland's national clinical director, says it was "absolutely the right thing to do" to have the NHS Louisa Jordan as a contingency plan.

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