Hospital bug blamed for hospital ward closures in Wales

May 1, 2014

A hospital bug is being blamed for hospital ward closures at Glan Clwyd Hospital in North Wales. Increases in bed closures at Glan Clwyd were six times higher than at other hospitals in the region, according to an article on the News North Wales website.

Glan Clwyd saw an increase in closures of 33 percent from 2012 to 2013. The average at other hospitals in North Wales was five percent.

Temporary bed closures occur for various reasons, according to a spokesman for Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, including the maintenance work that is part of infection-control procedures.

“The 2013 figure for Glan Clwyd was particularly affected by strict infection-control measures that we used to deal with an increased number of clostridium difficile cases early in the year," he said.

Read the article.



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