Scotland adds cleaners, ends contracting out, and reduces hospital superbug infection

Scottish hospitals have reduced C. Difficile superbug infections by 37% over the past year.  

Cases of MRSA were also down, with 82 new infections recorded between October and December 2009, down from 119 cases in the same period of 2009.

Scottish Health Secretary Nicola Sturgeon said: "The Government has put 1,000 additional cleaners in our hospitals, brought an end to the privatization of hospital cleaning contracts and introduced a tough new inspection regime by the Healthcare Environment Inspectorate.
"With the extra efforts, extra investment and contribution of people across the NHS we have made Scotland's hospitals cleaner and hospital treatment better and safer."

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