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Jeane Freeman probed on death of two kids in Glasgow hospital

SCOTLAND’S Health Secretary Jeane Freeman was quizzed today on failings at a Glasgow super-hospital where two children died.

Ms Freeman updated MSPs on reviews into the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital (QEUH) and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

The health board has faced criticism over infection control procedures after two children died at the Royal Hospital for Children at the QUEH site, and has been placed under special measures as a result.

An oversight board has been put installed and a review is under way, Ms Freeman said.

The minister also confirmed that families involved with cases under review would receive face-to-face reports, with around 80 cases expected to be looked into.

Opposition MSPs welcomed the update, but raised concerns about failings being covered up by the health board.

Labour’s Monica Lennon asked whether confidence had been lost in the board’s leadership, with Ms Freeman refusing to rule out a further escalation of government oversight.

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