6 November: An investigation was launched after an elderly man died on a trolley at the £842m hospital following a six-hour wait for treatment. The Daily Record said the patient suffered cardiac arrest in a corridor at the Immediate Assessment Unit of the QEUH. NHS GGC said a review of the patient's treatment would be carried out. It said the assessment unit had been "under pressure" when the man attended. … [Read more...] about Timeline: The trials of the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital complex
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The improvement notice comes after NHS GGC was escalated to stage four of the NHS Board Performance Framework by Health Secretary Jeane Freeman - the second highest level of Scottish government intervention - in November following its response to infection control. … [Read more...] about Queen Elizabeth University Hospital: Safety watchdog orders improvements
On Tuesday internet users posted photos of shops with shelves emptied of face masks. The price of protective face masks sold online has at least doubled, prompting criticism from the state-run China Daily paper, which described the behaviour of sellers as “immoral”. In Beijing, many commuters wore masks indoors and on the subway. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Chinese hospitals not testing patients, say relatives
"It raises the prospect of a ‘one-size-fits-all’ cancer treatment; a single type of T-cell that could be capable of destroying many different types of cancers across the population", said Professor Andrew Sewell, the lead author on the study from Cardiff University’s School of Medicine. … [Read more...] about ‘Universal Cancer Treatment’ Possible Say Researchers After New Immune Cell Discovery
Professor Paul Komesaroff from Monash University notes, “It’s a complicated environment. There are serious risks, and we’ve got to work our way through it in a careful and mature way. Neither side is completely in the clear. We will have to work very carefully with the police force, and in a number of places, including especially Victoria at the moment, that’s one of the main sticking points. I think the police have looked at this in an appropriate and honourable way, and they’re concerned about the ambiguous positions that they will be put in. … [Read more...] about Does the future of music festivals rely on pill testing?
How to avoid getting bitten by ticks Stick to paths - Try not to stray from paths and avoid overhanging vegetation unlessnecessary. Ticks do not jump or fly so sticking to clear areas without tallgrass or shrubs will decrease the chances of being bitten. If in an areawhere there is no footpath, try and avoid tall grass or shady areas that aresurrounded by shrubs. Light Clothing - When in areas of woodland remained covered, wear long sleeve tops and … [Read more...] about ‘Horror’ summer of blood-sucking ticks that can ‘cripple and blind you’ on its way
What caused the fatal infections in Glasgow? Two patients who died recently at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital - a 10-year-old boy and a 73-year-old woman - were infected with Cryptococcus - a yeast-like fungal infection. The most common form in humans is linked to pigeon or other bird droppings. It is thought it entered the hospital's ventilation system after birds got into a machine room near the roof. … [Read more...] about Why do patients get ill with hospital-acquired infections?
An agreement between IBM and Brigham and Women’s Hospital to jointly develop artificial intelligence allows the Boston-based hospital to share personally identifiable data for specific requests, people involved in the agreement said. So far the hospital hasn’t shared data on that basis and has no current plans to do so, according to hospital and IBM officials. … [Read more...] about Report: Hospitals Are Turning Over Detailed Medical Records to Big Tech Giants
Police investigate three-year-old's hospital death Health Secretary refuses to rule out 'special measures' option 'I was let down and lied to over Milly's death' Ms Freeman told MSPs on Holyrood's health committee the ongoing review into the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital campus, which includes the Royal Hospital for Children, had taken evidence on water contamination. … [Read more...] about Glasgow hospital review has examined water contamination
The trials of Scotland's super hospital The troubled past of the QEUH Jane Grant, chief executive of NHS GGC, said "Since its opening, a number of issues have arisen around the operational effectiveness of the hospital which have impacted on the seamless delivery of safe and effective healthcare. … [Read more...] about Glasgow health board to take legal action over hospital contractor