NHS chiefs have been accused of wasting hundreds of thousands of pounds of taxpayers’ money after issuing a warning that Dyson bladeless fans had been linked to healthcare-associated infections.
More than £1m was spent on thousands of the luxury models between 2013-2017, with installations at more than 100 NHS trusts in England and Wales.
They were brought in under the presumption they were cleaner than standard equipment because there were no blades for dust to cling to.
But NHS guidance has since warne...
Northern Ireland’s Department of Health has issued the first edition of a new newsletter detailing extensive work on the reconfiguration of key hospital services.
Proposals for stroke and breast assessment services have this year been the subject of public consultations.
The Department is now examining all the responses received and will shortly decide on the best way forward.
In addition, clinically-led reviews are underway on urgent and emergency care, neurology services, breast treatment, pathology s...
Reports suggest a young patient receiving treatment at a scandal-hit Scottish hospital has died after contracting a healthcare-associated infection.
The Herald on Sunday reported that the patient died last week at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital (QEUH).
And the death has led to the culture at Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board, which runs the hospital, being described as ‘rotten at the core’.
It comes after a report was leaked earlier in the week by a whistleblower indicating that the board w...