Her clinical background is in obstetrics and gynaecology and she had a previous post seconded to the (then) Scottish Executive as head of the women and children's unit. The health board insisted that it is not dealing with any current outbreaks and that no wards in the hospital are closed to new admissions due to Covid. A relative of one of the patients, who is receiving chemotherapy, said they had been on the ward for several weeks already “so could only have contracted it on this ward”. Linda is Director of Public Health for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. Information and guidance for public, NHSGGC staff, and community-based services. Health protection, screening, services, improvement and more. "However, it’s absolutely critical that the public follows the guidelines laid out by the Scottish Government to support our frontline workers in being able to continue delivering this level of care and to manage the number of Covid-19 cases in hospital. Dr Linda De Caestecker, NHS GGC's director of public health, said it was more important than ever to follow Covid guidances as cases rise across the region. You can make a complaint by using the ‘report this post’ link . Dezember 1987 in Glasgow, Schottland) ist ein schottischer Schauspieler. It also transmits in the form of aerosol droplets released into the air by coughing. Readers’ comments: You are personally liable for the content of any comments you upload to this website, so please act responsibly. Help shape your hospital and community services. Tell us your experience of our services, have your say, and more. As a subscriber, you are shown 80% less display advertising when reading our articles. Linda De Caestecker is the mother of Dr. Linda De Caestecker. It said: "Unfortunately there have been a number of deaths across the country as a result of the pandemic, including within NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. Are you sure you want to delete this comment? "We are unable to confirm further details of case numbers as doing so would breach patient confidentiality. Vacancies, career advice, job packs, Modern Apprenticeships and more. Her interest in mental health issues relates primarily to public mental health and tackling mental health problems at their source, particularly for children and young people, as well as influencing determinants of mental health such as income, good work, the environment and power. For everyday healthy living advice and services information. Search/View all of our locations and facilities. Health News - Rounding up all the latest news within NHSGGC. His mother is Dr. Linda De Caestecker, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s Director of Public Health (DPH), as well as an honorary professor at Glasgow’s University, and his father is a medical doctor. Information for patients and service users, and support for staff. It is important that we continue to promote these adverts as our local businesses need as much support as possible during these challenging times. Stay up to date and show your support by following us on a variety of social channels, Scotland SC 039714/Company Registration No. She has been in post for 10 years, having returned in August 2016 after a year's leave working for the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, promoting women's reproductive health in low-resource settings. NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde declined to confirm how many patients have died at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital on confidentiality grounds, but the Herald understands that they include liver disease patients who had been on a ward recently closed to new admissions as a result of the outbreak. A NUMBER of patients have died at Glasgow’s superhospital after contracting coronavirus during their treatment. "All you need to do is flash a carrier bag and say 'going to Give and Go desk'. It comes as the Herald can also reveal at least one coronavirus case has been confirmed as recently as last Friday among patients on a haematology ward at the QEUH. 2350846. Linda joined NHS Greater Glasgow in 1993 as a Consultant in Public Health Medicine and was appointed Director of Public Health, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, in November 2006. De Caestecker was born in Glasgow, Scotland.He has a twin sister and is one of four children; his parents are both medical doctors. During the First Minister's daily Covid briefing, Scotland's chief nursing officer Professor Fiona McQueen said viral infections would spread into hospitals whenever prevalence in the community is high. NHS Lothian said the number was fewer than five. However, the virus can be brought in by staff or visitors and spread by touching surfaces contaminated with viral particles, known as fomites. ", READ MORE: Flu Vaccine rollout dubbed 'absolute shambles'. Hospital visiting restrictions now in place. Linda de Caestecker / Register of Hospitality, Linda de Caestecker / Register of Interest. She said: "As we see numbers of infections with Covid-19 in the community rise, this raises the prospect of increased transmission within our hospitals and care homes. Find out all you need to know! Linda joined NHS Greater Glasgow in 1993 as a Consultant in Public Health Medicine and was appointed Director of Public Health, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, in November 2006. NHS GGC said it was important to follow Covid hygiene guidance as the prevalence of the virus increases. What's your experience of using our hospitals and services? She worked at the (then) Scottish Executive, leading their Women and Children’s Unit 2003-2005. "No checks inside whatsoever. Linda de Caestecker became a member of the NHS Board in January 2007. Dr Linda De Caestecker, NHS GGC's director of public health, said it was more important than ever to follow Covid guidances as cases rise across the region. Asked about recent positive cases in a haematology ward, NHS GGC again said it was unable to comment in detail due to patient confidentiality. If you have a complaint about the editorial content which relates to inaccuracy or intrusion, then please contact the editor here. He and his sister grew up in Glasgow where Iain … It is understood that around 13 patients in total tested positive for the Covid-19 infection with 11 staff absent as well following positive tests. Sharing a problem is often the first step to recovery. Iain isn’t an only child, as he has a twin sister called Nicky. Linda de Caestecker. She is an honorary professor … Press Office, latest news and media resources. She is an honorary professor at the University of Glasgow. During 2015 and 2016 she undertook a year’s extended leave of absence to work for the international charity, FIGO, promoting women’s health in low resource countries, returning to her Director of Public Health post in August 2016. Post moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. In a statement, the health board said: "There are currently 570 cases in hospitals across Scotland, including 257 cases within Greater Glasgow and Clyde, which is the largest health board. What to expect, treatment, care, travel, rights and responsibilities. "While we are in a stronger position now than in March due to an increased understanding of the virus, as overall numbers increase, so too does the number of hospital admissions with COVID-19 and sadly, so do the numbers of deaths. Those ads you do see are predominantly from local businesses promoting local services. On Monday, NHS Lothian confirmed that a "very small number of patients" had died following a Covid outbreak on a cancer ward at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh. His mother, Dr. Linda De Caestecker, is Director of Public Health (DPH) for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, the largest health board in Scotland.She worked as an obstetrician and gynaecologist, in different parts of the United Kingdom and in West Africa. She has been in post for 10 years, having returned in August 2016 after a year's leave working for the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, promoting women's reproductive health in low-resource settings. However, the SARS-CoV-2 virus is particularly dangerous because some people who are infected show no symptoms at all but are still known to spread the infection by 'shedding' viral load. The facility is designed to limit the spread of hospital-acquired infections by accommodating patients in single rooms. Linda de Caestecker became a member of the NHS Board in January 2007. She continues to have a special interest in maternal and child public health. Advice and guidance on Freedom of Information. "We are unable to comment further on this element of your enquiry due to patient confidentiality.". "I urge staff, patients and visitors to be even more vigilant than usual.". These adverts enable local businesses to get in front of their target audience – the local community. The source said they were not surprised, adding that there were no checks on who is coming and going from the hospital. Linda also spent some time working with underprivileged children in West Africa and various parts of UK. Prof McQueen added that a National Specialist Infection Prevention and Control service "works with health boards to proactively monitor Covid-19 incidents in hospitals and boards" and to implement "a range of infection prevention and control measures which minimise the transmission of all infections in hospitals...so that clinical staff can deliver safe and effective care". It’s shocking. His mother is the director of Public Health. Get involved with the news in your community, This website and associated newspapers adhere to the Independent Press Standards Organisation's Editors' Code of Practice. Data returned from the Piano 'meterActive/meterExpired' callback event. In a statement, NHS GGC said it was unable to confirm the number of patients who had died a result of Covid-19 infections caught at the QEUH due to confidentiality. ", READ MORE: Ward closed at Glasgow superhospital amid outbreak among staff and patients.