SPECIAL MEASURES MOVE FOLLOWS TWO HOSPITAL DEATHS

West Dunbartonshire, Argyll and Glasgow’s health board has been placed in “special measures” following the deaths of two children at the city’s largest hospital. Health Secretary Jeane Freeman said NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde would be escalated to stage four of the NHS Board Performance Escalation Framework. This means an oversight board will be put in place, chaired by chief nursing officer Prof Fiona McQueen.  Ms Freeman said there were issues over infection prevention and control. Critics are now likely to step up pressure on the SNP government to impose a similar regime at West Dunbartonshire Council which is widely viewed as a basket case public authority which has been blighted by scandal and policy U-turns over the past two years. … More SPECIAL MEASURES MOVE FOLLOWS TWO HOSPITAL DEATHS

DISAPPOINTMENT AT REACTION TO PLANNED MOVE INTO KIRKTONHILL

A spokesman for CrossReach, the operating name of the Social Care Council of the Church of Scotland, said: “CrossReach is a social care provider with compassion at the heart of its ethos and we are saddened by the reaction to our modest plans to provide a safe and secure home for four children. … More DISAPPOINTMENT AT REACTION TO PLANNED MOVE INTO KIRKTONHILL