Clean Wards and Dirty Politics
The Government's vaunted "deep clean" of England's 1,500 hospitals is now over. It has been announced that 93 per cent of NHS trusts have completed the clean and that the remainder are due to finish soon. So should we be celebrating a government target more or less achieved and a battle won in the war against the lethal super- bugs? Hardly.
The Conservatives have been critical of the scheme because not all the money promised to cover the costs has been delivered. The party has acquired figures through a freedom of information request that supposedly show that only 15.6m of the 57.5m spent on the clean has been handed over by …
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Publication information: Article title: Clean Wards and Dirty Politics. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: April 1, 2008. Page number: 26. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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