The week before last, work at the Cowlairs Decontamination Unit was suspended due to issues with the fabric of the facility.
Regrettably, we had to postpone planned operations due to take place during the closure.
The unit has now re-opened on a phased basis and work is ongoing to bring the unit back into full production.
It will take a few days for the unit to return to its previous levels of activity. This will allow planned activity to increase, alongside the emergency, trauma and urgent cases that have been prioritised throughout the past week.
In the meantime, we continue to be supported by the unit at Inverclyde and by other Health Boards and we remain grateful for this assistance.
We are writing to those affected to apologise and to reassure them we will be looking to re-appoint them as soon as possible.
In addition, we will be arranging additional theatre sessions to enable us to see patients as quickly as possible without impacting on other planned procedures.