Budget Cuts in Hospitals in England
The news came this week that hospitals in England would be in charge of their own budget cuts. Each hospital’s staff would be responsible for trimming the fat where they see fit.
But what does this mean for the average patient? The safety of hospitals has continued to be a risk to patients and these new cuts could tip them over the edge. Countless probes into the hospital system show that best practice is often not followed due to lack of staff or no proper training.
If you look back to our post on wet wipes, you’ll see that hospital workers have not used these effectively in the past. They’ve been shown to spread bacteria around a room by cross contaminating surfaces with the same wipe. At the time this was put down to lack of training, but if the training budget is cut we may see more issues like this.
For the average patient this means that a hospital stay could find you with a different infection than you were originally admitted with. Many diseases in these hospitals are resistant to bacteria and are harder to cure.
For this reason, it’s more important than ever to stay out of the way of harmful bacteria, as you don’t want to be infected further in a hospital. Use only strong disinfectants, like Sanochem, and never use wipes on multiple surfaces.
Hospitals especially should be using these stronger products, as there is very little training needed to use them to their full potential. Sanochem kills 99.99% of bacteria, moulds, viruses and fungi to keep areas free of these illness causing organisms.
If you work in an area dense in bacteria, such as a hospital or care home, contact us to find out how we can help you.