A SPECIAL intensive care room has been set aside at a Glasgow hospital in case Donald Trump’s life is in danger when he visits Scotland.

The US President will be flying into the west of Scotland for his visit next week and a huge security and contingency operation is being set up in preparation.

The Evening Times understands a room in the ICU at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital has been identified and set aside in the event of, for example, an assassination attempt on the President.

It is also understood that Glasgow’s Royal Infirmary is also on standby ahead of President Trump’s visit.

The 72 year-old President is visiting the UK and will come to Scotland next Friday, after meeting the Queen, and stay until Sunday.

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde said it will not be leaving an intensive care room empty, should a patient require it, but it said a specific room may have been identified as the most suitable to accommodate the President, should it be needed.

The Evening Times understands a room has been identified, positioned adjacent to the relatives’ room, which would be used to accommodate the President’s security team should he need to use the intensive care unit.

It is understood the room is not intended to be used unless it is absolutely necessary for the coming week until President Trump’s visit is over.

A spokeswoman said: “We are not sitting with an empty room waiting if he takes unwell and needs intensive care. It may be that as part of an arrangement we would say we would put it in that room.”

She said arrangements were similar to that for any visiting dignitary.

The health board said if intensive care capacity is needed for a patient, it will be used and contingency plans would then need to be revisited.

The spokeswoman added: “If needed [by a patient] it will be used.”

A multi-disciplinary team involving the Scottish Government is visiting the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and the Royal Infirmary on Monday to check arrangements ahead of the Trump visit.

A Scottish Government spokesman said: “President Trump is coming to the UK at the invitation of the UK Government.

“However, the Scottish Government has been planning for some time with key partners, including Police Scotland, for the possibility of the President’s itinerary including a visit to Scotland.

“Scotland has deep and longstanding ties of family, friendship and business with the United States, which will continue to endure.

“At the same time, we will not compromise our fundamental values of equality, diversity, and human rights and we expect these values to be made clear during the Presidential visit to the UK.

“We would encourage those attending any protests to do so peacefully and safely.”