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Surprise hygiene inspections for Scottish hospitals

11th November 2008

Scotland's health secretary Nicola Sturgeon has said all hospitals in Scotland will be subject to "unannounced inspections" to ensure hygiene standards are being enforced.

The inspections come as part of a consultation on controlling infection. Ms Sturgeon has sent a letter to hospital chiefs to say that in new hospitals "all patients will be treated in single rooms and that in refurbished wards and hospitals at least 50% of rooms must be single".

 

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Article Information

Title: Surprise hygiene inspections for Scottish hospitals
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 9161
Date Added: 11th Nov 2008

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The Telegraph

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