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SCOTTISH Labour has told First Minister Nicola Sturgeon to take the scandal-hit Queen Elizabeth University Hospital (QEUH) under direct ministerial control.
Its call came today along with the claim that medical workers have reported a further two deaths linked to hospital-acquired infections.
During First Minister’s Questions today, Anas Sarwar called on the SNP to fire the leadership of the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde health board as well as the hospital’s oversight board.
Milly Main, 10, died at the hospital in 2017 after acquiring a waterborne infection, sparking a wide-scale investigation involving three other deaths.
A clinician has now come forward to report the death of a child cancer patient from infection last year, Scottish Labour said, while a separate medic reported a further death just two months ago.
Mr Sarwar said: “The health board has failed. The Scottish government oversight board has failed. And the First Minister continues to fail.
“She must sack the leadership of the health board — today. Sack the oversight board — today. And use emergency powers to take control of this hospital.”
Ms Sturgeon said she did not have any details of the cases but that she would look into them as a matter of urgency.
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