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Ward overcrowding fuels infection

24th June 2008

Researchers have said that overcrowded wards and a lack of staff contribute to the risk of hospital infections.

The team from the University of Queensland, said 71% of NHS trusts went over Labour's target bed occupation rate of 82%. Andrew Lansley, the Conservative health spokesman, said: "Labour ... has failed to take even the most basic action to improve hospital accommodation and patients are living with the consequences."

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