Gloveless hospital staffers dispose of dangerous waste at Glasgow facility currently under investigation

February 12, 2019

Gloveless orderlies picked up dangerous clinical waste at a Glasgow hospital where two premature babies died after contracting an infection, according to an article on the Daily Record website.

Management of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde ordered an immediate investigation into photos of the employees. Meanwhile, a probe is under way into the deaths of the two newborn children at the hospital’s Princess Royal Maternity unit.

A spokeswoman for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde said: “Porters (orderlies) should wear gloves when they handle waste – these are part of their personal protective equipment (PPE) and are for their own protection.

“We have begun investigating this incident and staff who were on duty on Friday night and Saturday at Glasgow Royal Infirmary have been spoken to. We will also be reminding staff in all of our sites of the importance of wearing full PPE.

Read the full article.



See the latest posts on our homepage


Topic Area: Infection Control

Recent Posts
Recent Posts

South Carolina hospitals reviewing security after two shootings

South Carolina Hospital Association hosted a webinar about violence in healthcare settings


Integrating modern equipment into existing spaces

The size of the new equipment, the need to reconfigured floor plans and existing building constraints must be considered


Study finds low hand-hygiene compliance in ICUs

Hand-hygiene compliance was lowest when moving from dirtier to cleaner patient-care tasks


Tennessee hospital boost security following shooting

The Regional Medical Center in Orangeburg is adding armed guards


Focus: Energy Efficiency

HVAC, lighting upgrades help facility save money

Changes support user needs and cut energy costs


Post Comment


News & Updates • Webcast Alerts • Building Technologies

All fields are required.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.