NHS sues Multiplex for £73m over Glasgow hospital
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) is suing Multiplex for £73m after problems on the £842m Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, which was completed in 2015.
Multiplex undertook the design and build of the hospital and NHSGGC claimed there had been issues around the “operational effectiveness” of the hospital, which it said had affected the delivery of healthcare.
In a statement, Multiplex said: “Multiplex is extremely disappointed that some five years after the completion of the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, which was delivered on time, on budget, and fully certified before its handover, the Greater Glasgow Health Board (GGHB) has now decided to issue legal proceedings against Multiplex, its design consultants and other professional advisors.
“We are currently reviewing the terms of the claim with our advisors and will be providing a response in due course.
“Multiplex is of course treating the matters raised with utmost seriousness and will continue to work openly, proactively and transparently with GGHB on this project.”