Care homes face infection crisis

Posted on January 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Laundry equipment manufacturer Miele says the current infection control crisis identified in a report by the National Audit Office in February is not confined to hospitals. Miele is calling for the Government to bring in infection control legislation and work with manufacturers to provide support to care home managers and NHS fund managers. Professional product manager at Miele Malcolm Martin said the care homes and nursing homes industry faced the same infection control challenges as hospitals but no adequate guidelines currently exist for care home managers. “The latest report from the National Audit Office highlights what has always been suspected, that there are big problems of cross infection within the NHS,” Mr Martin said. “However we believe this is just the tip of the iceberg and that the same problems exist throughout thousands of nursing and care homes across the country. “It doesn’t matter if they are local authority funded or private nursing homes, there is a real battle going on to break the cyc

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