Monday 22 January 2018

Hospital doctors need to brush up on basic hygiene

It's almost a decade since the threat of superbugs in our hospitals was brought to national prominence. The health service was forced to make it a priority, thanks to patients and families affected by MRSA taking a lead in speaking out about the issue.

More infection control staff were appointed in hospitals and new accountability systems were set up. It seemed like hospitals were finally taking responsibility.

However, the latest inspection report of hygiene standards in a number of hospitals suggests that at least some of that momentum has been lost. And we may even be slipping backwards.

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