90 Believed Killed By Hospital Infection

As many as 90 patients died as a result of contracting clostridium difficile at a Kent Hospital.

The Healthcare Commission has published a report criticising the Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust.  Among the findings were that hospital staff did not wash their hands, empty or clean commodes, clean soiled mattresses or wear aprons or gloves.  Patients were left to lie in their excrement.

Hospital staff were criticised for not realising that they had an outbreak of infection.  The report found that many of the infected would have survived if proper steps had been taken.

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Posted 11th October 2007 | Posted in News,Uncategorised