Footage shows new coronavirus hospital being built

Hundreds of workers are transforming the SEC's largest hall into a hospital.

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New footage has been released showing how the Scottish Events Campus is being transformed into a coronavirus hospital.

The largest hall at the SEC in Glasgow will become the NHS Louisa Jordan with capacity for more than 500 Covid-19 patients.

Hundreds of contractors have been working on the 10,000 sq m temporary hospital since March 31.

In the past week, 23 sq m of flooring has been laid, partitions have been erected between beds and 8000 pieces of medical equipment has been ordered.

Every bed will have its own oxygen supply fitted.

Jill Young, chief executive of the NHS Louisa Jordan, said: “The progress made at the NHS Louisa Jordan has been exceptional.

“The contractors and NHS workforce are working under challenging conditions to ensure that the hospital is ready if required.

“I want to express my thanks to everyone at the NHS Louisa Jordan for their continued hard work.”

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