11 September 2019

The Health Secretary must agree to a public inquiry after the Sick Kids hospital will be delayed for a further year at the cost of millions, Scottish Labour’s health spokesperson Monica Lennon said.

The hospital will now not open until Autumn 2020 at an additional cost of more than £16million, with a further £1.35million being paid out every month to remain at the existing site.

Scottish Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Health, Monica Lennon MSP, said:

“The delays to the opening of the new children’s hospital have been a disaster, but we are still no clearer on where the responsibility lies.

“This fiasco has already cost the taxpayer millions, and caused unneeded stress for the children, their families and NHS staff.

“It’s time for the Health Secretary to open the fiasco up to scrutiny and agree to a full blown independent public inquiry to get to the bottom of this mess.”
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