IRISH DAILY Mirror: Pay more for clean sweep.
Hospitals used to be seen as temples of hygiene - top of the league when it came to well-scrubbed staff and pristine equipment.
Even the floors were so spotless it was said you could eat your dinner off them.
But now they have to issue manuals to show hospital staff how to keep germs at bay long enough so patients don't die before they are cured of what they were admitted for.
The problem can't be with a lack of equipment - the tools for doing the job are better than they ever were.
Money won't cure it either - you can't buy off superbugs.
Maybe if the cleaning staff were better paid and were encouraged to take pride in their work, wards would gleam again.
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|Publication:||The Mirror (London, England)|
|Date:||Nov 7, 2006|
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