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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-18939: Miles Briggs (Lothian)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 20 September 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking in response to reports that cladding work at the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow has led to some seriously-ill children being advised not to use the children's entrance; what discussions it has had with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde regarding this, and by what date the issues will be rectified.

Answered by: Jeane Freeman 27 September 2018

The Scottish Government and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde have been in regular contact to discuss NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde's plans to ensure easy access into their buildings. NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, the Royal Hospital for Children's project team and the Contractor have ongoing meetings since March 2018 to ensure that all matters that may impact on the patients and staff due to these works are kept to a minimum.

The temporary relocation of the entrance to the Royal Hospital for Children has been planned in conjunction with the site management team and appropriate safety precautions and temporary signage directing patients and visitors to the reassigned principal entrance are in place.

This phase of the works to the Children’s Hospital is scheduled for completion by the 6th March 2019, given the current progress of the works on site it is considered that this date will be brought forward and the front entrance will be reinstated quicker than the current programme.