NHS Louisa Jordan Hospital closes today
Outpatients, diagnostic appointments and clinical training stops while vaccines continue at the Hydro
After carrying out over 32,000 healthcare appointments, training over 6,900 healthcare staff and students and vaccinating about 175,000 people, NHS Louisa Jordan will officially close tomorrow.
Thanks to the public’s continued efforts to reduce the spread of the virus, the NHS Louisa Jordan was not required to treat COVID inpatients. Since July 2020 the hospital has played a crucial role in supporting the remobilisation of NHS Scotland.
Wednesday 31 March 2021 will be the last day of outpatient and diagnostic appointments, all training and blood donations.
Vaccinations will continue until 3 April at the current site, and move to the Hydro location within the Scottish Events Campus from Tuesday 6 April 2021. Once relocated to the SSE Hydro, the NHS Louisa Jordan vaccination centre will continue, in partnership with other NHS Boards, to run daily clinics for members of the public to receive their COVID-19 vaccination with the ability to administer up to 10,000 vaccinations per day.
Jill Young, Chief Executive of NHS Louisa Jordan said:
“Thanks to the continued efforts of the public, NHS Louisa Jordan was not needed to treat COVID inpatients. However, it has made a huge impact as part of NHS recovery and remobilisation of our health system.
“Without NHS Louisa Jordan, thousands of people would not have had outpatient and diagnostic appointments, important research and training would not have been carried out, and as one of the largest vaccinations centres in the UK we have clearly played a vitally important role to protect our NHS and save lives.
“NHS Louisa Jordan has been a true collaboration from inception to decommission. I want to thank everyone who has supported the establishment and running of NHS Louisa Jordan over the last year and vaccinations going forward.”
Equipment from NHS Louisa Jordan, such as CT scanners, will be repurposed and transferred for use in other NHS facilities, helping to ensure this facility brings further benefits to patients across Scotland.
Notes to editors
Notes to editors
Interviews available on Wednesday 31 March 2021 with Jill Young, Chief Executive, and various clinical staff on request by calling 07717 686357
Photo opportunities may also be available by calling 07583 129970
Orthopaedic clinical and patient quote available from NHS Lanarkshire news release Wednesday 31 March 2021 https://www.nhslanarkshire.scot.nhs.uk/?s=news