Report: Hospital cleaning

January 30, 2003 by Auditor General

Only half of the hospitals in Scotland have high levels of cleanliness in their wards. Twenty per cent inspected by Audit Scotland showed a clear need for improvement, with the remainder in need of some minor improvement. A total of 21 hospitals are named as giving cause for concern in terms of poor levels of cleanliness in wards and/or public areas. Audit Scotland found that a variety of factors made it difficult for some hospitals to achieve high levels of cleanliness.

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