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Just one extra cleaner on a hospital ward can save lives and money, according to new research sponsored by UNISON, theUK’s largest public service union.
The detailed study found that one extra cleaner, using targeted cleaning methods, had a “measurable effect on the clinical environment,” cutting the number of patients who contracted MRSA and saving the hospital an estimated £30,000 – £70,000. If that were replicated in every ward in every hospital, many lives would be saved and millions of pounds.
Featuring Derek Butler, Chairman, MRSA Action UK