All entries for Tuesday 25 July 2006
July 25, 2006
Writing about web page http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2-2283910,00.html
SERIOUS failings by senior managers allowed Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Buckinghamshire to become the site of one of the worst episodes of superbug infection, resulting in the deaths of 65 patients, an official report has revealed.
Yes this is where I work, and did last year too. Thankfully my newest job doesn't involve going onto the wards which my first one did.
The BBC news site is quoted with writing that:
Investigators also criticised inadequate cleaning, poor layout in older wards, a lack of hand washing and poor training in infection control.
Sounds about right, it used to make me feel dirty, and not in a good way.