Clinical waste errors at West Middlesex Hospital

The West Middlesex Hospital infection control standards are not up to scratch, say CQC inspectors.

Inspectors from the health watchdog the Care Quality Commission visited the hospital, in Twickenham Road, Isleworth, unannounced in November last year.

Among other problems, they found bins overflowing with healthcare waste, staff failing to wear the necessary protective gear and shoddy record-keeping of how and when wards had been cleaned.

Problems with clinical waste management, at ward level and beyond, always seem to trip up those organisation where standards of hygiene and infection prevention practise slip, and are almost always instantly visible.

A slightly black mark for the West Middlesex University Hospital. Unsurprisingly, they are not alone.



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