Third premature baby dies after infection at hospital
The child lost its life at the Princess Royal Maternity Hospital in Glasgow.
A third premature baby has died at a hospital in Glasgow after an infection was found at a neonatal unit.
The child, who has not been identified, lost their life at the Princess Royal Maternity Hospital.
An incident management team (IMT) was set up earlier this year to investigate cases of the Staphylococcus aureus blood stream infection following the deaths of two premature babies.
The health board confirmed Staphylococcus aureus infection was a contributing factor in the death.
An IMT comprises specialist clinicians, infection control doctors and nurses, occupational health clinicians and colleagues from estates and facilities.
An NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde health board spokesman said: "As previously reported, we have been rigorously managing a number of cases of a rare Staphylococcus aureus blood stream infection in extremely premature babies in the neonatal unit of the Princess Royal Maternity Hospital.
"Three babies, who were extremely poorly due to their very early birth, sadly died and infection was one of a number of contributing causes in their deaths.
"Since early March, no further patients have tested positive for the Staphylococcus aureus infection.
"A programme of staff and family screening was carried out, as has been previously reported. This was one of a number of steps taken to respond to this strain of Staphyloccocus aureus.
"As this was an extremely rare strain which is highly resistant to the two antibiotics normally prescribed for S. Aureus and the skin cleaning agent routinely used in hospitals across the UK, we put in place a number of further infection control measures, including the prescribing of different antibiotics and the introduction of a new skin cleaning agent."