Jason Leitch: Scottish mum's plea to see critically ill son in hospital answered by National Clinical Director

Mother of 17-year-old boy who is critically ill in a Glasgow hospital reached out to the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Professor Leitch on Twitter.

Wednesday, 30th September 2020, 6:50 pm
Updated Wednesday, 30th September 2020, 7:15 pm

The mother of a critically ill 17-year-old has had her plea to visit him in hospital resolved by Scotland’s National Clinical Director after reaching out to him on Twitter.

The mother, named Wee Debbie on Twitter, shared a post from Hamilton police asking for witnesses after a cyclist was critically ill after being involved in a crash with a car.

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Professor Jason Leitch.

The 17-year-old cyclist was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Glasgow where he remains in critical condition.

Hospital visiting regulations have left the mum desperate to get permission to see her child.

The post from his mother read: “This is my son. He's 17, I can't even get to hold his hand when he's critically ill.

"I am begging you as a mother who's heart is breaking to let me into hold my sons hand.

"He's had major surgery on his head, he needs his mum. PLEASE”

She tagged both Nicola Sturgeon and Professor Jason Leitch in the post.

The First Minister responded, saying: “I am so sorry about your son - and of course you want to hold his hand.

"I’ve asked Jason Leitch to contact you straight away. Thinking of you.”

A spokesperson from the Scottish Government has said that they would like to express their sympathy to the mother and her family during this time and confirm that Professor Leitch made contact with them.

They added: “we believe the situation regarding hospital visits has been resolved.”

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