ERI hygiene: Johnstone urges NHS to improve procedures

Thumb Alison-CarouselResponding to a report by inspectors who found dirty equipment and poor hand hygiene at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, Alison Johnstone, Scottish Green MSP for Lothian, said: “Hospital hygiene is a big challenge but it’s incredibly important and public patience is starting to run out.

“It’s therefore disappointing to hear of contamination during an inspection of the emergency department and the labour ward at ERI.

“Trust in our health service is vital, and I want to hear from NHS Lothian how they plan to improve procedures for good hygiene in our hospitals.”