Nursing leader attacks hospital’s poor hygiene
A LEADING professional health body yesterday launched a scathing attack on Raigmore Hospital after a report exposed poor hygiene standards.
Inspectors on an unannounced visit to the 500-bed hospital in Inverness found blood contamination on wards, soiled and stained equipment and inconsistent infection-control practices.
The report highlighted issues relating to the role of domestic and nursing staff at the Highlands’ biggest hospital, including senior nurses not being in charge of cleaning on their wards and nurses being asked to wash out toilets while cleaners worked in the kitchen.
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