Statement on the internal report by NHS Tayside on the C difficile outbreak at Ninewells Hospital last October.

18 October 2010

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"NHS Quality Improvement Scotland has made already made the observation that guidelines, awareness and encouragement in themselves are not sufficient to ensure that robust compliance with healthcare control will be achieved.

"Compliance needs to be rigorously monitored and observed with the resources available, to ensure that , as far as possible, there is the maximum prevention and control of healthcare acquired infections for every patient at every time.

"There are aspects of the resources made available to NHS Tayside for healthcare acquired infection control that I shall be raising with the Health Minister, Nicola Sturgeon."


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