23 January 2019

Responding to the government’s announcement of a review into the design and building of the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Labour Health spokesperson Monica Lennon said:

“Jeane Freeman this afternoon confirmed that child sadly died as a result of infections at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital and that alone is cause enough for a serious review of maintenance.

Responding to the government’s announcement of a review into the design and building of the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Labour Health spokesperson Monica Lennon said:

“Jeane Freeman this afternoon confirmed that child sadly died as a result of infections at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital and that alone is cause enough for a serious review of maintenance.

“Questions remain, however, why successive health secretaries allowed problems at the hospital to build up before commissioning this review.

“Problems at the hospital were reported as far back as February 2016, when sewage leaks saw operations cancelled. In December 2017 cladding had to be removed from the hospital due to similarities it shared to the material used on Grenfell tower.

“In August 2018, a glass panel crashed ten floors from the hospital, and last month we saw reports of bacteria in the water supply at the cancer ward at the children’s hospital on the campus.

“That is a laundry list of problems which should have set alarm bells ringing at any hospital, never mind Scotland’s flagship hospital. The review is overdue – it now must deliver honest answers about the mistakes that have been made.



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