When we shared our last update on the build of the NHS Louisa Jordan Hospital back in May 2020, we were hopeful to think that by this time the pandemic would be long behind us. Unfortunately as we all know, this is sadly not the case.
As cases continue to rise, we are thankful for the incredible work the NHS and all keyworkers have done for the country over the last year. Although we hoped it would never have to be used, we are now thankful we have the NHS Louisa Jordan site at the SEC in Glasgow to facilitate the mass vaccination of NHS staff. On Saturday 16th January, more than 5000 health and social care staff were booked to be vaccinated at the hospital in line with the wider vaccination implementation across the UK. A team of 95 NHSGGC staff worked with the NHS Louisa Jordan team to deliver up to 500 doses of the Pfizer vaccine per hour over the course of Saturday; a busy, but vital day to help protect NHS workers.
Taylor and Fraser was involved in the build of the NHS Louisa Jordan from 6th April 2020 following the forecasted demand for more hospital facilities. We were appointed by Graham Construction Limited to assist with the design development, procurement, installation and commissioning of the Ambulance and Mortuary Facilities that supports the temporary hospital located within the main exhibition areas of the SEC. With the support of and in conjunction with our Supply Chain Partners, our installation works commenced on 8th April 2020 and the hospital was declared open for patients on 20th April 2020. Our services included:
Electrical connection to back-up generation.
Mortuary Mechanical, Electrical and Fire Detection systems.
Ambulance Station Mechanical, Electrical and Fire Detection systems.
As a leading contractor within the mechanical and electrical construction industry, we are thankful to have been in a position to have supported our NHS during this vital time.
As reassured as we are to have the facility, we do hope that it will not need used for care purposes for much longer as the vaccination programme is rolled out across the UK and the country starts to recover.
Taylor and Fraser remains operational with our engineers and on-site teams abiding closely to our own rigorous health and safety standards, as well as following Government guidance to protect our clients, staff, suppliers and partners. Our office team continues to work from home to deliver projects for our clients through this difficult time.