Action needed following hospital hygiene report

Alliance Health Spokesperson Kieran McCarthy MLA has expressed shock at some of the findings of the RQIA report into acute hospitals here, which found that considerable improvements are needed in hygiene standards at a number of hospitals.

Kieran McCarthy MLA said: “Simple hygiene practices must be followed and closer monitoring of hygiene is obviously necessary. High cleanliness standards are essential to maintain public confidence in our health service. We need action plans that have been put in place at hospitals to be implemented and evaluated regularly.

“Some of the findings of this report are shocking; however, it’s worth noting that a number of hospitals achieved high standards.

“I want to praise the RQIA in their work to improve hygiene standards and I am glad that they will be continuing their programme of inspections.”


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