Damning report highlights failings of hygiene, infection and staffing

Doherty, Laura; Snow, Tamsin
October 2007
Nursing Standard;10/17/2007, Vol. 22 Issue 6, p9
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The article presents a report which has found that nurses at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust was found to have poor hygiene, crowded wards and nurse shortages in Tunbridge Wells, England. The report has noted that around 90 patients died as a result of the infection between April 2004 and September 2006. According to the report, senior nurses reported they were able to raise concerns at their monthly meetings, but they did not feel the issue would led to resolution.


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