EXCLUSIVE – A phone call warning of a bomb at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow was recieved by Police Scotland yesterday, luckily it turned out to be a hoax.

A phone call regarding claims of a bomb at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow was deemed a hoax after police officers and NHS staff searched the building, say Police Scotland.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said:

“We received a report of a threatening phone call regarding Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, around 5pm on Sunday, 10 October. Officers responded and carried out enquires alongside our partners at NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. The threat was found to not be credible and no risk to the public was identified.”

Last year, hospitals across Scotland had put special security measures in place amid concerns that the facilities may become targets.

A Scottish Government spokesman said at the time:

“In light of the threat level being raised to critical earlier this week, all the necessary arrangements have been put in place to promote security and vigilance within healthcare facilities across Scotland. The Scottish Government has been in touch with all health boards to ensure that these remain in place over the weekend and that appropriate plans are in place so that the NHS can respond effectively to the consequences of major incidents. It remains the case that there are no indications of a specific threat to Scotland.”

The Queen Elizabeth University Hospital

The Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow is the biggest single-site employer in Scotland, employing around 10,000 staff.

The facility is a 1,677-bed acute hospital located in Govan, in the south-west of Glasgow, Scotland and comprises a 1,109-bed adult hospital, a 256-bed children’s hospital plus other smaller buildings and two major Emergency Departments; one for adults and one for children.

Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Critical Care Meetings and Courses
The scale of the site is evident from this map.

The Queen Elizabeth University Hospital is one of the largest acute hospital campuses in Europe.

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Andrew
Andrew
2 days ago

Got to wonder the mentality of an idiot who phoned this in….

hopefully not too much disruption at the hospital….

Matt
Matt
2 days ago
Reply to  Andrew

Maybe a dry run to see what the response is like? Where emergency vehicles take up their positions, where people get evacuated to etc. I tend to think of the worst lol, so Who knows mate!

Mike
Mike
2 days ago
Reply to  Matt

Very good point, makes you think.

Jonathan
Jonathan
2 days ago

That could have put lives a risk, so stupid and thoughtless.

Farouk
Farouk
2 days ago

Moving slightly off topic, how do people here feel about the demonisation of the rescue services regards holding back ( until the area was made safe) after the Manchester concert bombing.