Parents of children being treated for cancer have complained about cleanliness standards at a flagship hospital weeks after a young patient died from a rare fungal infection.
Glasgow’s health board blamed helicopters for stirring up pigeon droppings at a hospital where two patients died after contracting a fungal infection linked to bird excrement.
PATIENTS waiting to access out-of-hours GP services at the troubled Queen Elizabeth University Hospital were sent to the other side of Glasgow due to a staffing shortage.
FAMILIES of young cancer patients at the hospital where a 10-year-old boy died after being infected by pigeon droppings have revealed a climate of fear, confusion and official secrecy in the wards.
THE decision to move the young patients into adult wards may have inadvertently placed them at greater risk, believes Scotland’s leading microbiologist.
A PATIENT who raised the alarm about the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital’s pigeon problem almost a year ago spoke yesterday of his anger and dismay at managers’ failure to take action before a young boy died of a related infection.
PROSECUTORS are investigating the death of a 10-year-old boy at Scotland's flagship hospital after he contracted an infection linked to pigeon droppings.
SCOTLAND'S health secretary has said she believes infection control is good enough at a hospital where two patients died after contracting an infection linked to pigeon droppings.
TWO patients have died after contracting a fungal infection blamed on pigeon droppings at a flagship hospital.
TWO patients have died after contracting a fungal infection linked to pigeon droppings at a hospital.