Labour’s Monica Lennon demands answers on pigeon dropping infection at Glasgow hospital

Following the deaths of two patients at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in December, Scottish Labour demand answers from the Health Secretary.

Queen Elizabeth University Hospital

Queen Elizabeth University Hospital

Scottish Labour’s Shadow Health Secretary Monica Lennon, commenting on reports that two people have died after contracting a fungal infection at Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, said:


Monica Lennon

Monica Lennon MSP is Scottish Labour’s Shadow Health Secretary


This is tragic news and our thoughts are with the families and friends of the two people who have died.

Patients and the wider public need to be reassured as a matter of urgency that this unit is safe.

The Scottish Government and health board must ensure an appropriate investigation proceeds at pace and Health Secretary Jeane Freeman must update Parliament at the earliest opportunity.

Questions have been building up for days about maintenance and routine procedures, in what is the latest controversy to overshadow Glasgow’s super-hospital, and Labour will continue to press for answers and solutions.”

MS Lennon has lodged a question in Parliament, which is due to be answered on Tuesday 22 January, “to ask the Scottish Government what its response is to reports that two patients have died at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital after contracting a fungal infection, and what advice has been issued to NHS boards on this matter.” 

Image of Queen Elizabeth University Hospital from Wikipedia by George Allison and licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0


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