NHS Wall of Shame

Needle with drop of bloodThese days, it seems there are so many criticisms raised against the NHS that it is to be found perpetually on the wall of shame. And so too due to a failure to provide safety-engineered needles.

We have previously listed NHS trusts identified by HSE with an Improvement Notice. Now, two more have been called out for a miserable failure:

Sussex Partnership NHS Trust and Chelsea and Westminster Hospital Trust have each received Improvement Notices for  “failure to ensure medical sharps are safer sharps”.

That is inexcusable. It places healthcare and support staff, cleaners, porters and waste contractors at a wholly unacceptable risk. There will undoubtedly be an explanation, or excuse, but in all probability heads should roll.



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