Hospital Infections not Being Controlled by NHS Patients catching hospital infections 06.11.2006 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 assessed44% of respondents said not all staff were adequately trained in infection control practices49% 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."If you have been effected by hospital infection, our solicitors may be able to help claim for compensation. Fill in our online claims form for free advice. Related articles 23.05.2017Terminally Ill Hospital Worker Appeals To Former Colleagues After Asbestos Cancer Diagnosis 23.05.2017Taylor Report Expected To Recommend Right To Request Guaranteed Hours 23.05.2017Tribunal To Determine Status Of Deliveroo Riders 22.05.2017Former Commercial Manager Appeals To Former Colleagues For Help Following Cancer Diagnosis 22.05.2017Wallsend Road Bridge Asbestos Removal Welcomed 'But Questions Remain'