In August 2019, Tam Waterson of Unison, above, warned in the Sun:
HOSPITAL FEAR Union chief warns £150m Edinburgh Sick Kids hospital may have to be “ripped down” due to fatal safety flaws
The hospital opened last July.
Yesterday, he was in the Record with this:
Tam Waterson, chair of Unison’s health committee, said NHS boards only found out about the plan to take Pfizer doses into homes when Freeman told the media on December 3. He said: “The plan was to use the Pfizer vaccine for health staff and arrangements were put in place for booking people in. Then the Scottish Government said they wanted to transport the vaccine into care homes – and NHS boards had to change their plans. So, rather than say 10,000 vaccinations for staff, that was cut to 5000.
The headline was this:
Scotland’s covid vaccine ‘plunged into chaos’ as care home distribution announced
Really, ‘chaos?’ Wasn’t this a change of plan for the best of reasons when the experts realised they could break up the vaccine units into smaller ones and still keep them at the necessary ultra low temperatures long enough to get them into care homes where the oldest and most vulnerable are? Wasn’t it a good thing? A wee change, but chaos, really? Who said that? Just Tam?
Watch this space. There will be more.
Chaos as 90 year-old Fife woman has to wait longer for jag than 89 year-old living in Edinburgh.
Scandal as Sturgeon’s dad gets jag before Labour-voting neighbour!