Filthy Hospitals - No Change There
More than a quarter of health trusts in England are failing to meet basic hygiene standards, official figures show today.
The Healthcare Commission reports that no improvement has been made on a year ago.
In total, 103 out of 391 trusts admitted they did not achieve the minimum requirements, brought in by the Government to help combat the hospital superbugs, MRSA and Clostridium difficile.
More than 8,000 deaths were related to MRSA and C. diff.
Still the good news from the figures is that 93.2% do comply with the requirement to "challenge discrimination, promote equality and respect human rights."
And over in the private sector you can look up the MRSA and Clostridium difficile infection rates as well - and as far as I can see they are both a big round zero for 2007 - and they even give handy hints as how they achieve it. May I suggest someone from the NHS reads them. MRSA Info Clostridium difficile Info