Monday, 2 March 2009

NHS 'frontline care' learning report

Treatment of wounded British troops on the frontline is so good that NHS accident and emergency departments in the UK should learn from it, a report has said.

But away from war zones too many of Britain's military healthcare services fail to comply with standards for hygiene, child protection and patient safety, the Healthcare Commission found.

Inspectors raised concerns about "unacceptable" conditions at some armed forces' medical centres in the UK and overseas, including poor maintenance, dirty facilities and lack of privacy.
"Child protection"?

Source: The Metro

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