Latest NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Stories

2008-07-02 15:00:51

By STEWART PATERSON A REVIEW of anaesthetic services at a hospital is to be carried out before health officials can move to a public consultation on the downgrading of services. Nicola Sturgeon, the Health Secretary, announced the review at Vale of Leven Hospital in Dunbartonshire yesterday following on from an independent scrutiny panel last year and ahead of the planned public consultation later this year. The move has been cautiously welcomed by opposition politicians and...

2008-06-25 12:03:12

By STEWART PATERSON A SENIOR health board official has admitted shortcomings over the Clostridium Difficile outbreak that has led to the deaths of 17 people in the past seven months. Tom Divers, chief executive of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, said yesterday he "bitterly regretted" the shortcomings at Vale of Leven Hospital in Dunbartonshire and offered to apologise if further failures were identified. But, facing fresh allegations that staff at the hospital believed it had taken too...

2008-06-23 06:00:30

By Lyndsay Moss A HOSPITAL ward has been closed to new patients in Glasgow after the emergence of a new case of the Clostridium difficile bug. Four patients at the Victoria Infirmary have now tested positive for the infection. NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde said patients associated with the ward were all being nursed in isolation, and none was giving cause for concern. The new case comes after the head of the same health board denied that senior staff knew of concerns about delays...

Word of the Day
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.