HEALTH bosses in Renfrewshire have pledged plans are in place to deal with the coronavirus outbreak. 

Marie Farrell, director for Clyde sector, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHS GGC), says medical chiefs at the Royal Alexandra Hospital, in Paisley, are working round the clock to deal with the spread of Covid-19. 

It comes as Scotland continues to step up its measures to tackle the pandemic, with a ban on the opening of pubs, bars, and restaurants announced last week.  

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Ms Farrell told The Gazette: “We have been working closely with the Scottish Government and Health Protection Scotland to put robust plans in place to ensure our services are as resilient as possible as we enter the delay phase.

“This is a fluid situation and the RAH has a number of operational, tactical and strategic groups meeting regularly to manage our emergency plans and response, and any updated guidance is rapidly shared with teams on the ground.

“With the support infrastructure in place across GGC and at a national level, and highly trained and experienced staff working on the frontline at RAH and in all primary care provision in the area, we are confident we can manage the outbreak as effectively as possible.

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“The hospital has robust plans in in place to minimize the impact of COVID-19 and to maximise the safety and health of all patients and staff. We continue to work with services.”