Chaos at £840m Queen Elizabeth University Hospital as an expectant mum is turned away after her waters had broken.
Pregnant women were turned away from Scotland’s biggest hospital after its maternity unit reached bursting point.
Three women in labour had to be diverted to other hospitals yesterday from the maternity unit at Glasgow’s Queen Elizabeth University Hospital .
Two others who had arrived for inductions were told to go home.
A friend of one woman, who asked not to be identified, said: “Her waters had broken a few days before and she was booked in to be induced this morning at 8.30am.
“But when she arrived, she was told the maternity unit was full and she should go home.
“She saw several others being told the same thing. We were told there was a lack of capacity for any other births.”
The labour suite has 12 labour rooms and two birth pools, and has a capacity of 57.
Last night, an insider said the unit at the £840million hospital was a “shambles” and claimed a lack of staff had led to the problems.
It is understood to be the first time that the maternity unit, which was part of the former Southern General hospital, has been forced to close its doors to new admissions since it was refurbished in 2009.