‘High Risk’ Water Supply at Glasgow Hospital

BBC News Article Warns of risk of water contamination at Scotland’s largest hospital

BBC News has reported a ‘high risk’ water supply at a Glasgow Hospital.

The article said;

‘Warnings about the risk of water contamination at Scotland’s largest hospital were issued just days after it opened, according to a leaked report.

The 2015 inspection report into Glasgow’s Queen Elizabeth University Hospital (QEUH) was passed to Labour MSP Anas Sarwar by whistleblowers.

It ranked infection control measures as “high risk” in several areas.

The hospital stayed open despite the warnings but has since had to close wards due to the risks from the water.

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) insists the hospital campus has a “safe and effective water supply” and all inspection reports have been acted upon’.

The Report

The report also highlighted the following points as detailed by BBC News;

  • there was a risk of stagnating water in parts of the 14-storey building, increasing the risk of infection
    that cold and hot water supplies were not running at the right temperature
  • five plant rooms in the hospital were deemed to be “high risk”
  • Inspectors also found debris, including washers, in a water tank and recommended it was cleaned and disinfected.

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