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Coronavirus - private facilities for use as a temporary hospital: FOI release

Published: 20 Apr 2020

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Published:
20 Apr 2020
Coronavirus - private facilities for use as a temporary hospital: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202000023040
Date received: 25 Mar 2020
Date responded: 16 Apr 2020
Information requested

Can you please advise whether the Scottish Government has any plans to to requisition any private facilities within Glasgow for use as a temporary hospital, amid the current coronavirus crisis.
If so, can you please name said facility.

Response

The Scottish Government have no plans to requisition any private facilities within Glasgow for use at a temporary hospital. However, as you will be aware, we are working with the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre in Glasgow to turn their facilities into a temporary hospital, as a contingency measure.

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