Antibiotic Research UK | Staff shortages could unleash superbug epidemic | March 2018
Antibiotic Research UK (ANTRUK) believe that the over-occupancy affecting hospitals across the country makes transmitting deadly bacteria easier. They also air concerns that a scarcity of nurses means staff will simply be too busy to notice the poor levels of cleanliness that encourage bugs thrive. ANTRUK is reminding patients and visitors to be vigilant and report incidents of improper cleaning to complaint bodies like Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) (via ANTRUK).
Professor Colin Garner, Chief Executive of ANTRUK remarked that “we need the Government, medical research organisations, the pharmaceutical
industry and the public to work together to develop new but effective medications,
fast. And while we wait for that to happen, we must do everything in our power to
prevent the spread of bacterial infections – especially in our hospitals.”
The full press release is available from ANTRUK
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