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Sturgeon criticised for failing to back calls to sack bosses at scandal-hit Glasgow hospital

NICOLA STURGEON faced criticism today over her failure to support the sacking of senior management at a scandal-stricken Glasgow super-hospital. 

The SNP leader was challenged during First Minister’s Questions at Holyrood today over her party’s stance on the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, following the deaths of a number of patients linked to infections caught at the site. 

Scottish Labour leader Anas Sarwar hit out at Ms Sturgeon after she failed to back calls for the management of the hospital’s NHS Glasgow and Clyde health board to resign, following a vote on the issue on Wednesday evening.

Mr Sarwar said the families of those who died wanted to see senior figures replaced to prevent a repeat, with a public inquiry underway on the issue. 

Ms Sturgeon said the government and health board have implemented most of the recommendations made by independent reports into the hospital and that she wanted to get answers for the families affected. 

But Mr Sarwar questioned whether more could be done, telling the First Minister: “Either you are not being told the truth, or you are hiding the truth.”


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