Man dies after getting lethal dose of another patient’s medication in Scottish hospital

Police are looking into a diabetic patient’s death in a Glasgow hospital who may have taken a fatal dose of another patient’s medication, according to reports.

Martin Weldon, 35, was brought to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital’s intensive care unit on May 1 after experiencing diabetic hypoglycemia.

Even though he suffered a significant brain injury as a result of his issues, he was making progress and relearning how to walk and talk.

Martin passed very suddenly two days after turning 36 on Saturday, August 13, and police are now saying they are looking into it.

His father, Martin Senior said:

“Today (Saturday) we lost my son Martin, after making progress in hospital he passed away due to staff negligence.

“I would like to take the time to thank his real friends and family who have been there for martin in the past few months. Funeral arrangements will follow, thanks. Myself and family would appreciate time to grieve for now.”

Man dies after getting lethal dose of another patient

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde said it immediately notified the Procurator Fiscal and confirmed Mr Weldon’s death is the subject of a police investigation.

A spokesperson for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde said:

“Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with Mr Weldon’s family and loved ones as they mourn his loss.

“After immediately notifying the Procurator Fiscal, the circumstances around Mr Weldon’s death are now subject to an ongoing police investigation.

“As such, it would be inappropriate to comment further. We continue to work with relevant authorities and remain committed to engaging with the family as investigations progress.”

Man dies after getting lethal dose of another patient

Police Scotland said Mr Weldon’s death at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital (QEUH) was being treated as unexplained and its investigation is ongoing.

A spokesperson for the force said:

“On Saturday, 13 August, police were made aware of the unexpected death of a 35-year-old man at the QEUH.

“The death is being treated as unexplained and enquiries are ongoing.”

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