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2008-08-18 00:00:39

A DEAD body was left in a hospital ward for seven hours in view of shocked patients and visitors. Patients in neighbouring beds were even served meals as the corpse lay propped up on pillows from 11am to 6pm.

2008-08-18 00:00:38

By Mackenna I HEARD a story. Just a few weeks ago a friend had to take his son of 14 to Glasgow's Victoria Infirmary. Late on a weekend night. I know. Already you're shuddering. Aren't you? Well, you're right.

2008-08-17 15:00:26

FURTHER to your health correspondent's report regarding the apparent "U turn" of the NHS board currently overseeing delivery of health care to both Vale of Leven and Inverclyde Royal Hospitals (August 14), I share your concern about the general risk to health of uncertainty.

2008-08-14 15:00:59

By HELEN PUTTICK HEALTH CORRESPONDENT BIRTHING units at two Scottish hospitals are to be saved from cuts after a campaign supported by thousands of people.

2008-08-14 15:00:59

By HELEN PUTTICK HEALTH CORRESPONDENT FOR Scotland's largest health board it looks like another embarrassing climbdown.

2008-08-08 12:00:45

By HELEN PUTTICK HEALTH CORRESPONDENT THE hospital bug Clostridium Difficile caused or contributed to nearly 300 deaths in Scotland in six months, an unprecedented investigation revealed yesterday.

2008-08-08 12:00:45

A VIRULENT bacterial outbreak waiting to happen. It is clear from the report of the independent inquiry, published yesterday, into the worst case of Clostridium Difficile (C Diff) in Scotland that conditions were, if not a breeding ground, certainly favourable for the toxin to spread.

2008-08-08 12:00:45

By HELEN PUTTICK HEALTH CORRESPONDENT BEDS were too close together, bays were overcrowded, hand- washing facilities were inadequate and wards appeared shabby.

2008-07-28 09:01:46

By Kate Foster SCOTLAND'S maternity hospitals are turning away hundreds of pregnant women in need of emergency treatment because of serious staff shortages, a damning new report by Government auditors has found.

2008-07-08 15:00:56

By STEWART PATERSON RELATIVES of patients who died in hospital after contracting the clostridium difficile bacteria, are to take legal action against the health board.


Word of the Day
aphotic
  • Having no light.
  • Of or relating to the region of a body of water that is not reached by sunlight and in which photosynthesis is unable to occur.
The word 'aphotic' comes from Greek roots meaning 'without' and 'light'.
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