INVERCLYDE Royal has been set up as a temporary hub for out-patients to give blood samples.

NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde is opening up clinics again with new safety measures in place.

As part of their response to Covid-19 the new set up will be in place until new arrangements are made in the community at health centres.

The hubs are designed to maintain social distancing and patients will be offered an online consultation with their consultant after samples have been taken.

Deputy medical director Chris Deighan said: “We’re trying to make it safe and convenient for patients to give blood samples as we respond to COVID-19 and this has involved the redesign of some of our services."