Hospitals may become criminally liable for MRSA infection
“UK Health Secretary, Patricia Hewitt, says UK hospitals should face the same strict hygiene regulations that factories do – hospital managers should have a legal duty to protect patients from MRSA.
If the Labour government’s plans materialise, hospitals may become criminally liable for MRSA infection.
Patricia Hewitt would like to make it easier for patients to sue for medical negligence. She said it is wrong for factories to have stricter hygiene laws than the country’s hospitals.”