Take a look inside Glasgow's new NHS Louisa Jordan hospital

See how work is progressing at the Glasgow site

A newly released video shows how the Glasgow SEC is being transformed into NHS Louisa Jordan.

The makeshift hospital, based at the Glasgow SEC on the banks of the River Clyde, will eventually be able to hold around 1,000 Covid-19 patients, after initially opening with capacity for 300 later this month.

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The latest progress update comes just four days after NHS England opened the 4,000 bed Nightingale Hospital on the site of London’s ExCeL centre.

The video shows contractors working in the SEC hall, with long sections of red barriers possibly marking out where features of the new wards will stand.

The project is on track to be completed within two weeks, according to Health Secretary Jeane Freeman.

Designed to help the Scottish NHS cope with a possible surge in coronavirus cases, the new hospital is named after a Glaswegian nurse who lost her life while treating soldiers in Serbia during the First World War.

Other locations across the UK have been considered for similar transformations, including the The National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, where owners said the 611 acre site “stands ready” should it be needed.

A picture shows contractors on the site outside the new NHS Louisa Jordan hospital at the Scottish Events Campus (SEC) in Glasgow. (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP via Getty Images)

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