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Hospital bans bouquets

6th September 2007

A hospital has announced a ban on bouquets of flowers because of the risk of infection.

The ban covers all wards at the Dorset County Hospital in Dorchester where flowers will either be turned away or relatives asked to take them home. The decision is part of an effort to keep wards at the hospital clean and tidy and director of nursing Alison Tong explained there was evidence to show that flowers in vases that are not effectively maintained could pose an infection risk.


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