London Hospital Cuts Corners at Patients Expense
The housekeeping staff at Good Hope Hospital in Sutton Coldfield, London have been asked to help save the hospital money by turning over dirty bead sheets instead of using fresh ones between patients — a suggestion that has created outrage throughout the community. According to Daily Mail reports, hospital workers are constantly reminded that each piece of linen costs 0.275 pence to wash and reusing them would save significantly.
In the meantime, the hospital has been known for having a poor record when it comes to health. Reportedly, Good Hope has a history of superbugs, a recorded 36 cases of MRSA and an escalading number of clostridium difficile.
The government is working with the hospital to control the spread of disease, but people in the community question what good it will do if the hospital wont do their part.
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