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NHS staff told not to wear Crocs

14th September 2011

Staff at hospitals in Wales have been banned from wearing Croc-style sandals while at work amid safety fears that the rubber footwear does not offer sufficient protection against sharp objects such as needles.

All hospitals in Wales have signed up to a national uniform policy, which extends to footwear, and the Royal College of Nursing in Wales (RCNW) said it would expect its members to adhere to the dress code. Some hospitals in England, America and Europe have also banned the shoes.

 

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Anonymous

Wednesday 21st September 2011 @ 17:43

I wear this style of footwear, I find that they are very comfortable, easy to clean, and are quite safe. If needles are coming into contact with the footwear then the competence of the person needs to be questioned, why was the needle there and why were they not looking where they were going. This just another example of wastefulness within the NHS


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