Scottish Hospitals to face random checks on cleanliness
Dave Keating | November 12, 2008 at 02:16 amby
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Following an audit of NHS hospitals in Scotland, it has been announced that Scottish hospitals will face random health and safety checks over the coming year.
INSPECTORS are to make random checks on hygiene levels and infection control in Scottish hospitals as part of a crackdown on superbugs, it was announced yesterday.
The plan comes after an audit of cleaning standards in the NHS found surfaces covered with dust, dirty floors and poor levels of cleanliness at several sites.
Nicola Sturgeon, the Scottish health secretary, said it was vital the public had confidence in the NHS and annual spot-checks were key to ensuring this.