Dirty hospital told to clean up its act

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Dirty hospital told to clean up its act

Link: Dirty hospital told to clean up its act | Evening Standard.

A major London hospital has been issued with an official warning over standards of hygiene. Inspectors who swooped on the new Princess Royal University Hospital found bloodstained beds, dirty commodes marked "clean", and thick layers of dust in key wards. They also discovered poorly maintained buildings and a lack of routine cleaning. Bromley Hospitals NHS Trust, which runs the site, has been ordered to take action. The Princess Royal in Orpington is a 155 million private finance project that opened less than five years ago. Debts from the scheme have helped push the trust into bankruptcy, and it is on a government hit list of financially failing organizations. Today Bromley became the second trust in the country to get a hygiene improvement notice from the Healthcare Commission, after putting patients at risk of MRSA and Clostridium difficile. An 11-point hygiene code was introduced to all hospitals in October 2006 to halt the spread of bugs MRSA and C.diff.