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Dirty wards get blitzed

17th April 2009

Scottish Health Secretary Nicola Sturgeon has announced a new blitz on tackling infections on hospital wards.

She told the SNP spring conference that some 600 extra cleaners are to be employed in Scotland's hospitals and they will work directly for the NHS rather than be employed by contractors. She said the extra full and part-time cleaners – costing £5m a year – would make a big difference on hospital wards. Each NHS board would be given an allocation of cleaners, which for Greater Glasgow and Clyde would amount to 170 extra staff.


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