NICOLA Sturgeon has no plans to admit 19 Covid patients to NHS Louisa Jordan – despite warning that “across the country, the health service is under pressure.”
The cost of Louisa Jordan Hospital was £ 30 million, since patients are not treated by Covid.
There is already one health authority, NHS Ayrshire and Arran, at peak – Ms. Sturgeon said Monday that it was an impressive 96 percent – although three other authorities are all seriously strained.
The First Minister said the new figures showed 1,467 patients in Scottish hospitals at her daily coronavirus briefing – a rise of 83 from the previous day – and cautioned that the figure “almost corresponds to the number who were in hospital during the first wave in April.”
Ms. Sturgeon was asked if it could be used to relieve pressure on hospitals at the Louisa Jordan site, which has not admitted a single Covid patient – but has been used for outpatient and diagnostic services and now as a vaccination center.
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“We are keeping the use of NHS Louisa Jordan under review,” she said.
“We are not going to use it for Covid patients right now, as things are.
“It hasn’t been able to lie in recent months – it’s seen thousands of outpatients, it’s also been used as a place to train staff and students.”
The First Minister stressed that the stresses on the NHS “are severe and they are mounting.”
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She added: “The pressures on the health service and the role we all have to play in trying to alleviate those pressures can not be emphasized enough.”
The situation differs from the health department to the health department. The Borders Health Board, Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Lanarkshire and Ayrshire and Arran are the ones under the greatest pressure, but I don’t want anybody to get the idea that there is any part of the country where there is no pressure on the service.
The chief medical officer of Scotland, Dr. Gregor Smith, said officials are “constantly reviewing” the deployment of NHS Louisa Jordan.
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He added: “It’s currently designated for non-Covid patients as what’s called a green site. It’s an outstanding facility to ensure that we still see patients from four health departments who have used it, particularly for their outpatient and diagnostic services, in a way that we have literally seen thousands of patients walk through their doors there.”
“I know a lot of Greater Glasgow Health Department employees have gotten their immunizations there,” he said.
“Because of the size of the campus, they could be seen and vaccinated there safely, quickly and in large numbers.”
The ruling from the immediate mobilization of Louisa Jordan, which was installed at the SEC site in Glasgow, indicates that, according to official reports, more patients were certainly or possibly infected with Covid-19 while in hospital during the second coronavirus wave than at the first high.
Public Health Scotland found that between the start of the pandemic and July 19, 1,058 individuals definitely contracted coronavirus while in hospital.
At that time, another 273 infections possibly occurred in hospital wards.
Then, from July 20 to August 23, there was a five-week stretch during which there were no definite cases and only two likely infections in Scottish hospitals.
However, since then, 1,045 definite hospital transmission cases and 556 likely cases have been reported.
However, during the second wave, there were almost 70,000 more cases in the population, official data shows, and during the first wave, the highest number of weekly infections was reported.
Monica Lennon, the health spokesperson for Scottish Labour, said, “This is a disaster that is happening in our NHS wards.”
Scottish Labour has repeatedly called for improved protection measures, including routine monitoring and enhanced PPE, to be placed in place to protect hospital personnel and patients so that both covid and non-covid diseases can be treated.
“Over the Christmas break, I wrote to Jeane Freeman urging her to revisit the PPE guidelines in light of the latest viral strain.
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“The employees are afraid,