Scotland gets more cash to tackle HAIs (hospital-acquired infections) and vCJD (variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease):
This article was originally published in Clinica
Scotland is providing an extra £3 million ($4.5 million) for hospitals to upgrade decontamination services, in a bid to further tackle hospital-acquired infections (HAIs). Seven NHS Trusts specialising in neurosurgical and "back of the eye" ophthalmological procedures are to benefit from the funding, in the light of evidence that these procedures provide the highest theoretical risk of patient-to-patient transmission of vCJD. The Scottish Executive also aims to ensure that all acute services undertake a "major assessment" of their decontamination procedures, backed by a national team of experts to monitor and advise on the programme.