Jeane Freeman hits back after facing criticism for the running of Louisa Jordan

Scotland’s Health Secretary has hit back after facing criticisms over the cost of running the temporary emergency hospital NHS Louisa Jordan.

Jeane Freeman responded to a tweet from Scottish Labour quoting MSP Monica Lennon who said: “Huge sums have been spent building and running the Louisa Jordan and yet it hasn’t been used to treat any Covid-19 patients.

“Serious questions need to be answered about whether the public is getting value for money.”

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Ms Freeman responded by saying: “The answer to a ‘serious question’....NHS Louisa Jordan has seen over 12,000 patients in orthopaedics, dermatology, diagnostic imaging, breast clinics and more and provided a COVID-19 safe space to train over 4500 health care staff & students,

ensuring our workforce.”

NHS Louisa Jordan was build at the SEC Centre in Glasgow and opened in April of 2020.

It was designed as an emergency hospital to help with the coronavirus pandemic should the patient number overwhelm Scottish hospitals.

Jeane Freeman has tweeted a response to criticism about the cost of keeping the NHS Louisa Jordan open.

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