The mother of a ten-year-old girl who died in a Glasgow hospital has spoken on news that the health board is a suspect in a criminal investigation into her death.

Milly Main died in 2017 after contracting an infection while in the children’s cancer ward at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.

Milly’s death and the deaths of a 73-year-old woman and two other children at the hospital are the subject of a police investigation.

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Kimberly Darroch, Milly’s mum, has been campaigning for health board officials to be held responsible for deaths at the hospital.

Speaking at a press conference with Milly’s dad, Neil Main and his wife, Collette Main, and Scottish Labour leader Anas Sarwar, Kimberly spoke of being told about the criminal investigation.

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Ms Darroch said it was "heartbreaking" and the family had "been through a lot".

She said: “When I found out on Friday it was a bit of an emotional wave.

“Shock, disbelief and profound sadness because at the heart of all this, Milly died and she should still be here.

She added her family should be “watching her grow up and enjoying life with her but unfortunately, we are here today.

Ms Darroch said: “Let’s not ignore that this is a huge step in the right direction to get justice for Milly.

“I know there’s still a lot of work to do but we are on the right path and I truly believe that we will get justice for Milly.”

She said the health board bosses, Chief Executive Jane Grant and Board Chair John Brown should be removed from their posts.

Kimberly added: “It’s time the Health Board executives stood down and gave families and staff someone they can trust.

“I don’t think they should be able to do their job with this investigation ongoing. They should be removed and the government should step in and suspend or sack them. I think they will continue to cause trouble.”

She accused the board of “playing mind games” to put “doubt” over the circumstances of Milly’s death but news of the investigation has given renewed hope of someone being held responsible.

She said: “This has given us a boost in confidence to know Police Scotland is taking us seriously.”

Anas Sarwar, Scottish Labour leader has backed the family’s call for answers and also called for the leadership of the health board to be sacked.

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He said: “The tragedy is to this day the suspects are being allowed to walk the crime scene.”

Sarwar added: “If we are to see serious leadership form this government then the chair John Brown and the Chief executive Jane Grant must be removed from their posts.”

He said he believed it was the first corporate homicide investigation into a public body in Scotland.

Sarwar added: “What is clear here is I don’t think the Crown Office would have taken this step unless they had sufficient basis to investigate.

“I hope the full force of the law is applied to get justice for Milly.”

A statement from the health board said: “Our sympathies remain with the families who have been affected by events at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital and Royal Hospital for Children.

“We have received a communication from the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) about this update to the status of their ongoing inquiry.

"It should be made clear that this letter does not indicate that the COPFS have formed a final view.

“They have thanked us for our voluntary contribution so far, and we will continue to co-operate with this investigation.”