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Hospital-acquired Infection

Part of First Minister's Question Time – in the Scottish Parliament at 12:00 pm on 18th November 2004.

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Photo of David Davidson David Davidson Conservative 12:00 pm, 18th November 2004

I thank the First Minister for a partial answer. No doubt, he is aware of the Scottish infections standards and strategy group, which is based in Aberdeen. That group agrees with me that we must start a programme of screening and isolation of new patients who enter hospital. Does the First Minister agree that we must screen not only patients, but staff and regular visitors and give responsibility for infection control and cleaning to sisters who are in charge of wards?