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Jeane Freeman launches partnership between Ireland and Scotland amid ongoing health crisis in NHS Scotland

Health Secretary Jeane Freeman announced the launch of a Joint Learning Fellowship programme between Ireland and Scotland, as the NHS in Scotland reels from one crisis to the next.

Ms Freeman and the Irish Health Minister, Simon Harris, announced the initiative, which will offer two three-month placements for Scottish and Irish senior policymakers or health service workers so they can learn more about what works in each system.

However, the move came on the same day The Times reported that Glasgow's 'super-hospital' was permitted to open despite the ventilation systems failing to meet the necessary safety standards.

Outbreaks of infection which are thought to have spread through the ventilation system at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital (QEUH) have led to the deaths of two patients.

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Source: The Scotsman, 20 September 2019


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