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Response to questions around Ward 6A, QEUH

List of issues raised by the families of children treated on the haemato-oncology wards at Queen Elizabeth University Hospital and Royal Hospital for Children with the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport.  These responses were issued to families on 30th October 2019.

Response from NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

Following meetings parents had with the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport about infection issues in the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital (QEUH) and Royal Hospital for Children (RHC), a number of questions have been posed, and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) welcomes the opportunity to answer these fully and transparently.

The remainder of this document will address each individual question posed to us in detail.  Before we do so, we wish to be clear that the safety and wellbeing of our patients and their families has, and remains, our key priority, and we are very sorry that some of those in our care have had worries about the hospital environment, at what is an already difficult time.
If, as a result of the points being addressed, any individuals have additional questions specific to their child’s care and treatment, they are welcome to contact Jennifer Haynes in the Board’s Headquarters, who will ensure their concerns are addressed. Jennifer’s contact details are:

Jennifer.Haynes@ggc.scot.nhs.uk / 0141 201 4616

The Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport has also appointed Professor Craig White, Divisional Clinical Lead from the Scottish Government to lead and direct the work required to ensure that the voices of the families affected are heard and that the information they have asked for and entitled to receive is provided as a matter of priority. Professor White can be
contacted at:

Craig.White@gov.scot / 0131 244 5665

The families raised the following specific points: