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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S5W-31968
Asked by: Bill Kidd, Glasgow Anniesland, Scottish National Party
Date lodged: 22 September 2020

Question

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the works at Wards 2A/2B at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital and Royal Hospital for Children.

Current status: Answered by Jeane Freeman on 22 September 2020


Answer

Work on site has been progressing, although this has necessarily had to accommodate the fact that the hospital has remained operational during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, there have been significant delays as a result of COVID-19. This has included significant challenges with supply chains and the continued effects of social distancing during construction works.

We are still awaiting the finalised programme of works but NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde are expecting work to be complete in May 2021.

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde are treating this with the upmost priority and I expect them only to open wards 2A/2B when the Board and the Scottish Government are assured the new systems have been commissioned and validated in line with guidance and Infection Control are supportive of service commencement.