Tuesday, 5 February 2008


From today's BBC news:

An NHS hospital trust has denied ordering a cut in blood tests as a way to reduce its reported MRSA rates.
The comments, from London's Kingston hospital come after a senior member of staff leaked an email which was circulated to all clinical staff.

The source said that staff were being encouraged to question whether blood samples should be taken.

Kingston Hospitals NHS Trust said the aim was to cut test numbers to those carried out at comparable hospitals.

In a statement, the trust said it currently carried out more blood tests than other hospitals of a similar size, and denied the intention was to reduce the number of MRSA cases being reported.

1 comment:

Zimri said...

People should read this.