NHS Louisa Jordan is "standing ready" for coronavirus patients as hospital admissions continue to rise across the board.

The hospital, based at Glasgow's Scottish Event Campus (SEC), was created in April 2020, but has yet to treat any Covid-19 patients. 

The field hospital was established last year to ease any strain on Scotland’s health service during coronavirus outbreak. 

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Since it was built, the facility has been used to see over 18,000 patients for orthopaedic treatment, diagnostic imaging, dermatology, oral medicine and breast clinics.

Recently, the facility has also been used to vaccinate thousands of NHS workers in Scotland.

A spokeswoman said: "As set out in our NHS Winter Preparedness Plan, NHS Louisa Jordan is a crucial national facility which is supporting our NHS through the provision of a non Covid pathway for urgent outpatient and  diagnostic appointments .

"This arrangement allows the NHS to concentrate on providing an immediate response at local level. NHS Louisa Jordan also provides training facilities for NHS staff and students alongside blood transfusion services. 

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"The facility is also now supporting the Covid vaccination roll out plans and will develop into a mass vaccination centre for the West of Scotland.

"NHS Louisa Jordan has been working with four NHS Boards to ensure that over 18,000 patients, across 14 specialties, have been seen. These include orthopaedics, diagnostic imaging such as CT scanning and general x-ray, dermatology, oral medicine, plastics, rheumatology, breast clinics and occupational health services."