Report says ‘pope’s hospital’ has poor hygiene, other issues

July 7, 2017

A secret three-month Vatican-authorized investigation in early 2014 said  that the mission of Bambino Gesu Pediatric Hospital — “the pope’s hospital” — had been lost and was “today more aimed at profit than on caring for children,”  according to an article on the New York Post website.

But the report was never made public. While some of the recommendations were implemented, others were not. The Vatican commissioned a second, three-day inquiry in 2015 and concluded nothing was wrong.

An Associated Press investigation has found under leadership that governed from 2008 to 2015, the hospital expanded services and tried to make a money-losing Vatican enterprise turn a profit.

According to the report, overcrowding and poor hygiene contributed to infection outbreaks, including one 21-month superbug outbreak in the cancer ward that killed eight children.

Read the article.

 

See the latest posts on our homepage


Share

Topic Area: Industry News


Recent Posts
Recent Posts

San Juan VA hospital sheltering veterans after hurricane


In many instances the VA has kept people after they were stabilized, because they had nowhere else to go

11/17/2017

DC VA cancels surgeries over concerns about surgical equipment


The surgical devices were discolored and may have been subjected to an overabundance of cleaning solution

11/17/2017

Nashville hospital to end inpatient care


Nashville General Hospital is the the city’s only safety net hospital

11/17/2017

Reasons why telehealth is gaining momentum


New bills in Congress are helping the implementation of telehealth programs

11/17/2017

Oregon hospital working to change perception of hospital food


About 80 percent of food served at St. Charles Prineville is for medical staff, friends and family of patients, and the general public

11/17/2017





Post Comment




FREE
NEWSLETTER

• News and Updates
• Webcast Alerts
• Building Technologies



All fields are required.