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BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 07 January 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:a3181

London hospital breached hygiene code: Homerton Hospital in east London has been issued with an improvement notice by the Healthcare Commission because of breaches of the government’s hygiene code. In an unannounced inspection the commission found that the hospital had inadequate arrangements for decontaminating equipment, had poor attendance at mandatory staff training, and had completed just three out of nine scheduled internal audits. The trust has until 21 January to resolve problems related to decontamination and 30 January for all other matters.

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