BBC Scotland fakes news about Glasgow’s super hospital again as it saves lives way beyond what others in the UK have achieved

With only 2 of 91 cases resulting in fatality, Greater Glasgow and Clyde has a mortality rate of only 11 per 1 000, below the Scottish average of 18 and way below the UK average of 54 deaths per 1 000, yet one Glasgow doctor became a headline to malign the reputation of its super hospital.

That hugely impressive performance in saving lives deserves praise and not this foul-smelling attack fuelled by a single doctor who is either media-naive or has some agenda.

How did this story get to BBC Scotland? Did Dr Henderson approach them rather than the hospital management. Does someone at BBC Scotland know her? Was an opposition politician part of this?

11 thoughts on “BBC Scotland fakes news about Glasgow’s super hospital again as it saves lives way beyond what others in the UK have achieved

  1. Fire her! Fire her right now. She’s completely undermining all the nursing, medical and cleaning staff at the Queen Elizabeth who’re doing a fabulous job selflessly for us all. Utterly disgraceful thing to say. Shame on her and the BBC.

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  2. That’s quite a remarkable headline considering the story – might be an idea to add Alasdair’s comment on this? i wish they would actually report useful stuff and stop avoiding things that accidentally might show the hospitals and health care workers in a good light – it’s tough times and they need all the support they can get (Tescos says the first hour of opening on a Sunday is for health care workers only btw – will we need to vote in supermarket chains into government in future??)

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  3. I heard her interviewed on consecutive days. On first day host introduced her, and said that he knew her. I think she contacted him. There was no comment from hospital broadcast on first day. Perhaps one of the Collective can confirm, or better, check, my recollection.

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  4. I am no expert on any aspect of this subject but I can use search tools and quickly find, and skim through, research papers!

    There is quite a lot published on how to encourage compliance with hand hygiene protocols in hospitals, by staff and by visitors. Amongst the parameters considered is location of hand santizer dispensers. Here are a couple of example sources.

    1) Hobbs et al (2016) Visitor characteristics and alcohol-based hand sanitizer (AHS) dispenser locations at the hospital entrance: Effect on visitor use rates. American Journal of Infection Control Issue 3, 258-262 https://www.healthdesign.org/knowledge-repository/visitor-characteristics-and-alcohol-based-hand-sanitizer-dispenser-locations

    These authors report on an observational study carried out in the lobby of a 749-bed hospital’s main visitor entrance. 6,603 visitors were observed entering the hospital. The percentage of visitors using the dispensers placed for this experiment in the lobby was very low, never more than 8% at any time period in the study.

    The research was only conducted in the hospital lobby: the authors conclude that the placement of an AHS dispenser in a lobby location is probably the least effective in terms of patient safety. Use of dispensers in the lobby may have been lower as visitors may have been planning to use a dispenser elsewhere within the hospital.

    There is other evidence that compliance with the use of hand sanitisers is highest where these are provided close to clinical settings and to the patients, e.g. at entrances to wards or even by sinks within wards.

    2) https://inudgeyou.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/OP-ENG-Hand_Hygiene.pdf

    Intuitively, the proximity of the AHS to the clinic setting must be more effective in ensuring ‘clean’ hands when the visitor, having passed through other public areas, finally approaches a patient.

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    1. Once again the Biased Broadcasting Corporation using its might to attempt to score political points by bad mouthing an SNP achievement, all the while undermining the terrific work carried out by our NHS staff, cleaners, porters and anyone associated with the running of the hospital. Shame on you and shame on the Dr who should be praising her staff’s performance not belittling them.

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