‘Progress made but must try harder’ say US reports on HAI prevention

Courtesy www.thecleanzine.com On any given day, approximately one in 25 US patients has at least one infection contracted during the course of their hospital care, adding up to about 722,000 infections in 2011, according to new data from the (US) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This information is an update to previous CDC estimates […]

Growing antibiotic resistance threats should be a call to arms for the cleaning industry

A Sydney Morning Herald story by Julie-anne Davies (28 December 2013), headed ‘Superbug showdown: the time is nigh to get serious about antibiotics’, highlighted the growing danger of growing resistance to antibiotics. The 2,000 word feature covered the danger to patients of acquiring hospital acquired infections (HAIs) after being admitted to both local and overseas […]

Warning on HAI outbreaks in NSW public hospitals due to cleaner cuts

The (Melbourne) Herald Sun 20 July reported… The New South Wales opposition is warning of hospital acquired infections (HAIs) outbreaks following reports of a drastic drop in the number of cleaners at some of that State’s busiest hospitals. The newspaper said Opposition health spokesman Andrew McDonald cited a recent report that found Royal North Shore […]

Cleaning steps back in time to successfully combat superbugs

Radio National 13 July 2013, an interview with Fran Kelly Austin Hospitals’ director of infectious diseases Lindsay Grayson confirmed that ‘old world’ infection control initiatives employed in recent years are highly effective. Grayson pointed out that there are no Australian and no international hospital cleaning standards. He stated that hand hygiene regimes, notably the use […]


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