THE relatives of a Scottish First World War nurse have said they are "very touched" to see a new temporary hospital named after her in the fight against coronavirus.

The new NHS Louisa Jordan takes over the Scottish Events Campus (SEC), on the north bank of the river Clyde in Glasgow.

Jordan died of typhus in 1915 while serving in Serbia during the war.

Her great nephew, Murray Crone who lives in North East Fife, said: "The members of our family have been very touched by the dedication, as we have been familiar with her story for many years.

"It is so pleasing that she would be chosen now as a representative of all the volunteers in the Scottish Women’s Hospital during WW1, coping with a Typhus epidemic in Serbia. And, of course, also representing all the present day medical workers doing their utmost at this time, fighting against Covid-19."

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North East Fife MSP Willie Rennie said the temporary hospital was built "at such an exceptional pace".

He added: "Health professionals, civil servants, builders, electricians and the army all deserve our unending thanks for putting the NHS Louisa Jordan together at such an exceptional pace. 

"We all hope that this extra intensive care capacity won't have to be called on at all, but it is reassuring that is there. I know my constituent Murray Crone is delighted that his great aunt Louisa Jordan has been recognised by the government.”

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