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S5W-19031: Anas Sarwar (Glasgow)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 26 September 2018

To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the incidents at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Glasgow that were reported in March 2018, how the bacteria got into the water, and which areas of the hospital were affected.

Answered by: Jeane Freeman 15 November 2018

On 20 March 2018 the then Cabinet Secretary, Shona Robison MSP, announced to Parliament that she had asked Health Protection Scotland (HPS) to undertake a thorough investigation of this incident. The investigation into the source of the outbreak is on-going, however there have been no patient cases since 14 September 2018.

A report will be provided to Parliament in due course which will address the incident in full and the outcomes will be used to inform learning for NHSScotland.

Wards 2A and 2B, the haemato-oncology unit in the Royal Hospital for Children, have been affected by this incident.