Up to 130 hit by superbug
MORE than double the number of people than previously thought were infected by the raging superbug outbreak at Vale of Leven Hospital.
The final session of the Public Inquiry into the C.diff scandal heard as many as 130 patients contracted the deadly strain of the bug.
After the Reporter broke the news about the infection in May 2008, it was estimated that 60 people developed the infection, with 39 patients dying.
But during the last days of the inquiry at Maryhill Community Hall in Glasgow last week, it emerged that more than twice the number of patients were affected
following their admission to the Alexandria hospital between December 2007 and June 2008.
The revelation came as Colin McAulay, senior counsel to the inquiry, quizzed former NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde chief executive Tom Divers about the outbreak.
For more on this story, see this week's Dumbarton & Vale of Leven Reporter
This article appeared in Dumbarton & Vale of Leven Reporter 04 Jul 12
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