21/02/2007Wales Audit Office launches study into healthcare associated infection in Wales
The Wales Audit Office is calling on members of the public and NHS employees to submit their views on the way hospitals are dealing with healthcare associated infections, such as MRSA. Information is being gathered as part of the Auditor General's investigation into whether NHS Trusts in Wales are doing the right things to minimise healthcare associated infections now and in the future.
The study team are interested to hear first hand experiences of the management of hospital acquired infections in Wales as well as ideas on how things can be improved. But, the team are not able to take up, or offer advice on, people's individual cases against hospitals.
You can get in touch in the following ways:
Online questionnaire: Visit our website http://www.wao.gov.uk/whatwedo/1387.asp
Telephone:029 2026 2554
Write to: FREEPOST RRBH-GZXC-XGHC, 2-4 Park Grove, Cardiff, CF10 3PA
The review is being carried out following widespread public concern about healthcare associated infections, particularly those such as MRSA that are resistant to standard antibiotics. These infections cause additional pain and suffering for the patients who contract them, can significantly prolong their stay in hospital, and contribute to the deaths of some people
Once the review is completed, the Auditor General is likely to issue a national report, which could then form the basis of an evidence session at the National Assembly's Audit Committee.