At First Minister’s Questions on Thursday, Jackie Baillie raised the problem with pigeons having been found in the Vale of Leven Hospital during the Easter Weekend. Jackie called for Nicola Sturgeon to ensure that there is a review of infection control measures across all Scottish hospitals including the Vale of Leven hospital given that Cryptococcus, an infection that is derived from pigeon droppings, contributed to the deaths of two patients at the Queen Elizabeth University hospital.
Jackie Baillie said:
“I have called on the First Minister and the Scottish Government to ensure that there is an immediate investigation and review of infection control measures in our hospitals. Given the tragic deaths at the Queen Elizabeth University hospital, I was concerned to hear that pigeons were found inside the Vale of Leven hospital.