Health secretary to accommodate NHS bosses over sanatorium seagul infection

Queen Elizabeth University Hospital
NHSGGC pronounced an review was underneath approach and control measures had been put in place

Scotland’s health secretary will accommodate comparison NHS officials to plead a deaths of dual patients who had an infection related to seagul droppings.

Jeane Freeman will pronounce to a arch executive of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and comparison clinical staff to find soundness for patients during Glasgow’s Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.

A non-public room containing machine has been identified as a expected source.

Infection control measures are in place as an review continues.

At a weekend it emerged that dual patients who had died during a sanatorium had engaged a cryptococcus fungal infection, that is related to seagul droppings.

The health house pronounced one of a patients was aged and had died from an separate cause. The factors contributing to a genocide of a other studious are being investigated.

The sanatorium is protected for patients and visitors, and a health house has apologised for a intrusion caused by measures taken to control a infection.

Ms Freeman told a BBC: “Our primary concern, and that of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGCC), stays a reserve and wellbeing of a patients and their families during a hospital.

“I am assembly with a health board’s arch executive and comparison clinicians to plead this occurrence and a required subsequent stairs and will be assimilated by a arch nursing officer and a inhabitant clinical director.

“I also wish to pronounce with patients and family members who have concerns if they wish.”

Ms Freeman pronounced NHSGGC had kept patients and their families updated on an ongoing basement and would safeguard patients and their families had a event to plead concerns with a comparison clinical team.

Portable HEPA atmosphere filter units have been commissioned in specific areas as an additional precaution. There have been no serve cases reported.

On Sunday, former health secretary Alex Neil called for an exploration into a deaths as it emerged concerns about seagul numbers during a sanatorium were lifted in December.

Mr Neil told BBC Scotland: “I consider there has to be an outward exploration by experts to find because this happened in a initial place, secondly how it has been rubbed by a health house and, thirdly, what precautions need to be taken for a future.”


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