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June 20, 2014 9:08 AM

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NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s central laundry service and contact centre based at Hillington experienced a fire today (Thursday 19 June).

No-one was hurt as a result of the fire but the building has been damaged.

We are currently assessing the extent of this damage and in the meantime we have put in place our well rehearsed emergency contingency arrangements to agree that neighbouring NHS Boards will help maintain supplies of linen to our hospitals.

The contact centre is fully operational after experiencing a short interruption in service due to the evacuation of all staff as a safety precaution. The interruption to the contact centre did not affect direct patient care. All internal calls between hospitals were unaffected. However, the main switchboard was unable to take telephone calls for approximately 45 minutes.

Mary-Anne Kane, Director of Facilities for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde said: “I would like to pay tribute to our staff for their quick response to today’s fire and apologise for any loss of service to the contact centre which is now fully operational.

“I would also like to thank our neighbouring NHS Boards for their assistance in helping ensure that the supply of linen to our hospitals is maintained.

“The cause of the fire is yet to be determined however Scottish Fire and Rescue remain on site at this time assessing the situation.”


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