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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 Mike Rumbles Mike Rumbles Liberal Democrat 12:00 pm, 18th November 2004

Does the First Minister agree that the first step towards tackling infections such as MRSA is for our health boards and authorities to be open and transparent when they are having difficulties? Earlier this week, NHS Grampian was not forthcoming when it was asked to acknowledge the number of MRSA cases in its hospitals. In fact, the information had to be prised from it. Does he agree that we really have to open and transparent before we can tackle the problem?