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Scottish hospitals get steam cleaners to fight HCAI's

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Scottish hospitals are to receive 250 steam cleaners as part of a £54 million investment to help fight HCAI’s, the Scottish government has announced.




The government believes the£400,000 investment is needed since there are currently only 20 cleaners available to NHS Scotland.


Health Secretary Nicola Sturgeon said the cleaners were a proven method of fighting infections like MRSA and C. diff.


‘Steam cleaning is a particularly effective way of cleaning areas affected by C. diff and substantially increasing the number of steam cleaners available to the NHS will ensure they are available locally when needed,’ she said.


The cleaners are part of a three-year government initiative to tackle HCAIs.

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