There are media reports today that a ceiling has collapsed at Gartnavel General Hospital - this is NOT the case.
External contractors were carrying out planned asbestos removal from a non-patient area in Gartnavel General Hospital this morning.
During this work dust triggered a fire alarm, the Fire Service attended and we are currently carrying precautionary air quality tests to establish if there is any asbestos contamination.
As a precautionary measure movement of patients and staff on both level 8 and the floor below have been restricted until the test results are known - which should be known early afternoon.
Patient care continues to be provided to all patients in the wards on level 7 and 8 and the rest of the hospital is operating normally.
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