Nicola Sturgeon said she “understands” why the parents of a girl who died at a Glasgow hospital has called for a Fatal Accident Inquiry.

Kimberly Darroch and Neil Main have instructed a solicitor and written to the Lord advocate seeking the inquiry after her daughter Milly died at the Royal Hospital for Children.

Milly was recovering from cancer and was in remission when she died in 2017 after falling ill from what is believed to be contaminated water at the Royal Hospital for Children on the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital (QEUH) campus, in Glasgow.

Anas Sarwar, Glasgow Labour MSP said it is “nothing short of a disgrace” how Milly’s family have been treated and asked the First Minister if she agreed with the call for the Fatal Accident Inquiry.

Ms Sturgeon said she had “sympathy” with Milly’s mum, Kimberly.

She added: “What they have are gone through is unacceptable. Because we want to make sure any answers they have a right to that they get them we have taken decision for a Public Inquiry.

“I can understand the call for a Fatal Accident Inquiry. The decision is for the law officers and I’m sure the Lord Advocate will listen to representations of Milly’s family and respond in due course.”

Milly, from Lanark, South Lanarkshire, had leukaemia from the age of five, but died after contracting an infection at the QEUH in August 2017.

Her death certificate listed a Stenotrophomonas infection of the Hickman line as a cause of death.

But her family say they were kept in the dark about the link to contaminated water problems at the hospital.

Ms Darroch said: “It has been incredibly painful for us to relive Milly’s death, with bits of information slowly being fed to us thanks only to the work of brave NHS whistleblowers, Anas Sarwar and the media.

“The health board has let us down at every step of the way and kept us in the dark.”