An independent review has investigated issues of infection incidence and impact at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital campus in Glasgow.

The report, focused on the prevalence of infection in child cancer patients, found that 84 children had been infected with a rare form of bacteria whilst undergoing treatment for cancer.

Twenty-two deaths were investigated as part of the review and two of those were found to have been caused, in part, by the infection.

As reported by the BBC, the review has not found cause to criticise frontline staff but has directed its concerns regarding ‘serious failings’ at health board level.

The review has made over forty recommendations relating to infection prevention and control.

The Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport, Jeane Freeman, who commissioned the review, is reported as commenting that “patients and their families should not feel unsafe in our hospitals, and staff should not be afraid to speak out as whistle-blowers, if they have serious concerns.”

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