Government tells hospitals to tighten up cleaning contracts

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 09 December 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:1361
  1. Ann McGauran
  1. London

The UK government has launched new guidance to help ensure that hospitals in England have clear and binding contracts to deliver high standards of cleaning. It has taken this step to ensure that the incidence of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and other infections is reduced.

Health minister Lord Warner announced that the new guidance gives “best practice” advice on evaluating and awarding contracts so that quality as …

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