Wednesday, March 21, 2007

How Safe Are You in a Canadian Hospital?

It is mind boggling that simple steps to prevent deaths and disease can't be completed competently in Canadian hospitals.  I found this at

"Alberta health authorities have closed a Vegreville hospital to new admissions and must do blood tests on four years' worth of patients there due to twin revelations of a staph-infection superbug and a history of not properly cleaning hospital equipment. The poorly cleaned devices mean a "very low risk" of hepatitis B and C, as well as HIV in unknown dozens of east-central Alberta patients served at St. Joseph's General Hospital."

You can read the full story here.

and here's another revelation from a Quebec hospital,

"Cutting four cleaning jobs had a huge impact on the hospital, with patients' rooms not disinfected on weekends and holidays and emergency room toilets cleaned only once a day, said Lise Lanno."

Read the full story here.

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