Nicola Sturgeon was branded “contemptible” for missing a debate on Glasgow’s Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.

The First Minister was the only party leader not to be in Holyrood for Labour’s debate on the under-fire health board.

Anas Sarwar’s motion urged MSPs to show they had “no confidence in the leadership of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde” and to call for ministers to “escalate the NHS board to Stage 5 of the performance escalation framework without delay.”

Before the debate, the Labour leader held a press conference with the families of two people who died after contracting infections at the QEUH.

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