Focus: Infection Control

Concerns raised that some new hospitals not built to prevent infection

May 10, 2019

Some members of Scotland's Parliament are saying the countries new hospitals are not being built to a high enough standard to prevent infections, according to an article on the BBC website.

A government health committee has set up an inquiry following a series of issues with infections at a Scottish hospital. It has written to Health Secretary Jeane Freeman noting concerns about cleaning, maintenance and testing.

"One of the anonymous submissions we received stated that infection control personnel were either sidelined during design and planning of health facilities or advice was circumvented due to ignorance, time and resource implications," the committee wrote.

Freeman has ordered a review into infections in Glasgow healthcare facilities.

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