Story sent to us by Brian McGowan:
‘NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde has served a summons on Multiplex, Capita Property and Infrastructure Ltd and Currie and Brown UK Limited for losses and damages incurred due to a number of technical issues within the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital and the Royal Hospital for Children.’
BBC Scotland have covered this story but have peppered their report with reminders of the ill-informed attacks they made on the board and, of course on both the Health Secretary and the First Minister. As expected, they have also taken the opportunity to dig up again and to dwell morbidly upon the death of one child whose death has not been scientifically linked to any of the above technical issues.
When it emerges, if it does, that fault lies with the sharp practices of a corporation rather than the hoped for incompetence of an SNP politician, it’s difficult to imagine the BBC staying with this story unless they can still find some way to accuse the Health Secretary.
Footnote: Australian corporation Multiplex has been accused of ‘underbidding’ to get the contract for the Royal Hospital for Children & Young People in Edinburgh. Readers won’t need to be told what kind of consequences there can be for quality where a contractor has underbid.