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Public inquiry must restore public trust after dual hospital fiasco

September 17, 2019 6:00 PM
Originally published by Scottish Liberal Democrats

Responding to the announcement that a public inquiry will be held into issues at two flagship Scottish hospitals, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

"This is a welcome but long overdue u-turn from the Health Secretary. As the first party to call for a public inquiry into this fiasco, Scottish Liberal Democrats have consistently demanded better for patients than the SNP's excuses and evasion.

"The series of incidents at the Queen Elizabeth University hospital have been of the gravest magnitude, while the Sick Kids hospital has racked up bill after bill and delay and delay. Quite simply, we cannot have young patients being treated in facilities that are not up to scratch.

"It is vital that this public inquiry now moves forward in a way that complements and does not further delay the opening of the Sick Kids hospital. Public trust in these projects must be urgently restored."