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  • Thursday, June 23, 2005

    Blair & Co blamed on superbugs

    According to this article, from today's Guardian, the Public Accounts Committee has said that Blair & Co have failed to tackle the crisis of hospital acquired infections:

    The public accounts committee, which monitors government spending, said little had been done since its investigation four years ago. "It is astonishing that poor ward cleanliness, lax hand-washing practices, a shortage of isolation facilities and high bed occupancy rates are still plaguing NHS hospitals," the chairman, Edward Leigh, said.
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    2 Comments:

    At 6/24/2005 04:21:00 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    The same Guardian recently had an article from one of its correspondents, in hospital, celebrating the diversity of the staff while being dismissive of the low hygiene standards. Pretty idiotic.

    NHS hospital administrators, heaven knows there's plenty of them, need to crack the whip and get their places cleaned up. It's irrelevant that cleaners are contractors now, if they don't perfom, fire them and find those who will. Pretty basic stuff.

    What happened to the ward sister concept, didn't have too many dirty wards in those days.

     
    At 6/24/2005 10:59:00 pm, Blogger DJEB said...

    I'm guessing it was you, anon, who mentioned the last time that hygiene needs to be tackled. It's as true now as when you first said it.

     

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