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Scottish hospitals 'improving infection control'

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Scotland’s acute hospitals are “generally clean and improving”, the first annual report of the Healthcare Environment Inspectorate has stated.

However, it said more work needs to be done on the cleaning of hospital equipment – including commodes and mattresses – and keeping infection control policies up to date on wards.

Royal College of Nursing Scotland associate director Ellen Hudson said the inspectorate had “been good at focusing minds on improving infection control” and warned against cuts to frontline staff who maintain the standards of the healthcare environment.

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    Some time ago i was on duty at a Nursing

    Home in Aberdeen as an agency nurse and the manager was giving out hand sanitizer.

    when i requested one she said

    No its not for the agency nurses.

    I was shocked and when i told my husband

    he said .

    Next time you go there tell the manager the bugs do not know i am an Agency nurse.

    I wonder if that policy still applies today.

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