Scotland ‘on track’ to hit 65,000 coronavirus tests per day

Published on 23 Oct 2020, 16:19
A review of Scotland’s testing strategy says the country is “on track” to hit 65,000 tests per day.

Three new regional hubs are to open in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen, increasing capacity by 22,000 tests a day for NHS Scotland.

The hubs will be located at Gartnavel Hospital in Glasgow, Lauriston Place in Edinburgh and Foresterhill in Aberdeen – all sites previously occupied by the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service.

Chief Nursing Officer Professor Fiona McQueen said: “NHS Scotland’s Test and Protect system is performing well, even with rising cases and the country is on track to expand overall testing capacity to 65,000 tests per day by winter.