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Freeman must go over child cancer death ‘cover up’

Health secretary Jeane Freeman must resign or be sacked following the latest hospital scandal, the Scottish Conservatives have said.

It emerged yesterday that a child cancer patient had died at the beleaguered Queen Elizabeth hospital in Glasgow after contracting an infection possibly linked to the building’s water supply.

And Ms Freeman admitted she’s known about the death since September, but has refused to make the details public.

Now shadow health secretary Miles Briggs has said Ms Freeman’s time is up in the position.

It’s the latest crisis to engulf the SNP’s so-called “super hospital”, after patients died at the hospital in January after contracting infections from pigeon droppings.

Scottish Conservative shadow health secretary Miles Briggs said:

“There’s no way Jeane Freeman can continue in the role now the details of this case have been made clear.

“It should not take a whistleblower and an opposition MSP to drag the truth out of this SNP government.

“It’s completely unacceptable.

“Patients will be absolutely furious that such a serious failure has been covered up by this SNP government.

“The health secretary must apologise to the family and resign or, if she refuses, be sacked.”

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