Thursday, October 18, 2007

UK Public Healthcare Report Card

Health trusts shy of infection control standard - Telegraph It seems that the British healthcare field can't keep things clean.
The Healthcare Commission said 111 out of 394 bodies providing NHS care are failing to tackle infection control properly, including 44 of the 172 hospital trusts.
25% of hospitals can't meet cleanliness standards. This really is a big issue.
It comes just a week after Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Hospitals Trust was found to be responsible for a litany of failures that led to the biggest outbreak of the superbug Clostridium difficile the NHS has seen. More than 1,000 patients contracted the bug, which killed 90 people and contributed to a further 255 deaths.
Protection from infections, decontamination of instruments and cleanliness were among the standards most often breached, the report said.
90 people killed outright. I can see why the Democrats are so excited about public healthcare... they hate people.

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