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by Louise Wilson
16 November 2023
Anas Sarwar calls for Glasgow health board leaders to be sacked

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Anas Sarwar calls for Glasgow health board leaders to be sacked

Anas Sarwar has urged Humza Yousaf to sack the leaders of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde after the health board was named as a suspect in corporate homicide.

The police investigation follows the death of four patients, including 10-year-old Millie Main, in the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.

The deaths have been linked to a contaminated water supply at the hospital.

Raising the issue at First Minister’s Questions, Sarwar highlighted this was the first-ever corporate homicide investigation involving a Scottish health board.

Yousaf said he would not comment on an ongoing police investigation, but repeatedly highlighted it was not individuals but the health board as a corporate entity that had been named as a suspect.

He added: “It is important that the police investigation is allowed to continue. Anas Sarwar may wish to be judge and jury; it is important that I allow the police investigation to happen without interruption.”

A statement from NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde said: "Our thoughts remain with the patients, families and staff who have been affected by events at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital and Royal Hospital for Children. 

"Everybody within NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde remains entirely focused on delivering the best possible care for our patients.

"We will continue to co-operate fully with the Scottish Hospitals Inquiry and the ongoing police investigation."

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