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Let infection nurses do their real jobs

DAMNING evidence of the pressure infection control nurses are under comes this week in reports from the Wales Audit Office and the Healthcare Inspectorate Wales (p5). Some nurses were responsible for almost 500 beds each – the average was 332 – while US research suggests this should be 250 at most. Both reports said specialist staff were doing their own administration.

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