CHILDREN being treated for cancer in Glasgow will continue to be treated in the adult hospital for another year while major work gets underway to fix a long-running problem.

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde is to spend £1.25million upgrading ventilation in cancer wards of the the children’s hospital, which opened in 2015, after bacteria found in the water supply led to patients being moved out.

Children being treated in wards 2A, 2B and the adjoining Bone Marrow Transplant unit were transferred to adult wards at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital after the problem emerged in March.

The taps and shower heads were identified as the potential sources of the bacteria and have been replaced and engineers have also carried out work to improve the drainage system.

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The board is now carrying out further work which is said would deliver the ‘highest standard of ventilation’ for young patients.

Children will continue to be treated in ward 6A of the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital while the work is carried out.

Kevin Hill, RHC hospital director, said: “As our patients and staff had already relocated to another ward, this provided a good opportunity to carry out this upgrading of the system. We have informed patients, their families and our staff about the plans for the ward and I am grateful for their understanding.