Scotland's largest political party and party of Government. Centre left and social democratic.
Today, @NicolaSturgeon outlined three steps @Scotgov is taking to increase NHS capacity:
🏥 Preparations to turn the SEC in Glasgow into a temporary NHS hospital
🗓 Suspending NHS screening programmes, subject to regular review
👩⚕️👨⚕️ Recruiting former NHS workers or students
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👏 @NicolaSturgeon reveals that 10,000 have already registered their interest in volunteering, following the launch of @Scotgov's Scotland Cares campaign.
💻 For more information on how you can help, go to https://www.readyscotland.org/coronavirus/volunteering
5,000 students or former healthcare workers have offered to work for NHS in Scotland - @NicolaSturgeon
.@NicolaSturgeon confirms at daily briefing there will be initially a 300 bed NHS hospital in the @SECGlasgow, should it be required. Ready in approx 2 weeks.
Could potentially go up to 1,000 extra beds at SEC.