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HUN­DREDS of pa­tients’ oper­a­tions were can­celled due to the clo­sure of a unit that cleans sur­gi­cal in­stru­ments.

A to­tal of 324 ops were post­poned af­ter an in­spec­tion raised safety con­cerns about the Cowlairs unit in Spring­burn.

The board said that ‘re­gret­tably’ a small num­ber of the cases in­volved pa­tients re­quir­ing surgery as part of cancer treat­ment.

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