Concerns raised over hospital bosses and cleanliness in damning report on Queen Elizabeth University Hospital

11 March 2019 – NHE

Scottish health secretary Jeane Freeman ordered an investigation into the safety, cleanliness and design of the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital (QEUH) following the death of two patients caused by an infection linked to pigeon droppings.

The report found a number of concerns, criticising management for not listening to concerns raised by senior charge nurses about the cleanliness of the ventilation system – which has been identified as the most likely source of the fatal infection.

Inspectors from Health Improvement Scotland (HIS) found 300 repair jobs were waiting to be done with no evidence of a plan to complete them, and the emergency department was found to have been not been properly cleaned.


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