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Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002
1. The cost to date of setting up and operating the Louisa Jordan hospital.
2. How many COVID-19 patients have been treated there to date.
1. The NHS Louisa Jordan was established to help ensure NHS Scotland had extra capacity to treat patients during the COVID-19 pandemic and stood ready to do so since 20 April 2020. The set up costs are £31 million. The breakdown of the costings is available on the Scottish Government website at https://www.gov.scot/publications/nhs-louisa-jordan-costs/.
The total infrastructure costs including set up and decommissioning are within the overall estimated costs of £38m. The lease for the NHS Louisa Jordan at the SEC has been extended until the end of April 2021 and expected running costs to then are £29 million.
2. There has been no COVID-19 patients treated at NHS Louisa Jordan
The Scottish Government is committed to publishing all information released in response to Freedom of Information requests. View all FOI responses at http://www.gov.scot/foi-responses.
Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000
The Scottish Government
St Andrews House