Hospital Infections not Being Controlled by NHS

Patients catching hospital infections


The study, by the Patients Association, reveals that health professionals are worried that the lack of proper practices is endangering patients' lives and increasing the risk of patients' catching infections while in hospital.

It found that 93% of health professionals stated that they have to spend time reassuring patients about catching infections while receiving treatment in hospital, reducing the actual caring time they received.

The study also revealed: -

Only 35% of respondents said the effectiveness of antiseptic used to kill bacteria was continually assessed

44% of respondents said not all staff were adequately trained in infection control practices

49% said there was no dedicated "ring fenced" budget for infection control teams within their hospital
The joint postal and web-based questionnaire was sent to a random sample of 500 NHS staff members in August 2005. All those questioned had a degree of involvement in delivering infection control procedures."

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