2020-11-22 07:35

Covid in Scotland: Concern at rise in hospital-acquired infections 1cO世界播



Concerns have been raised at a sharp rise in Covid infections likely to have been acquired in hospital. 1cO世界播


Public Health Scotland revealed there were 180 definite or probable "hospital onset" infections in the week ending 25 October, up from 98 the previous week. 1cO世界播


Opposition parties have called for increased testing of hospital staff. 1cO世界播


The Scottish government said it had worked hard to deliver robust infection control and that some frontline staff were already being tested. 1cO世界播


The most recent PHS figures for the end of October show hospital-acquired Covid had returned to levels not seen since April. 1cO世界播


In the seven days to 25 October there were 116 definite hospital onset cases, up from 63 the previous week. 1cO世界播


There were also 73 probably hospital onset cases, up from 34. 1cO世界播


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While the vast majority of Covid infections were acquired in the community, Scottish Labour accused the Scottish government and health officials of "playing down" the significance of the problem. 1cO世界播


Health spokeswoman Monica Lennon said: "In May, Nicola Sturgeon stated the importance of Test and Protect to safeguard people from Covid-19 and to protect Scotland from a second wave. 1cO世界播


"Instead, the Scottish government's failure to expand Test and Protect and prevent the spread among patients and staff has contributed to Covid-19 getting out of control and millions of Scots living in lockdown again." 1cO世界播


The Scottish Greens called for hospital infection figures to be published weekly, and said they underlined the need to increase testing of NHS staff. 1cO世界播


Alison Johnson, the party's health spokeswoman, said: "It's ridiculous that seven months after I wrote to the government with an evidenced plan for regular hospital testing we still have staff walking around hospitals unknowingly passing on the virus to their colleagues and to patients." 1cO世界播

该党卫生发言人艾莉森·约翰逊(Alison Johnson)说:“在我写信给政府7个月后,我们仍然让工作人员在不知情的情况下将病毒传播给他们的同事和病人,这是荒谬的。我写信给政府,提出了一项有证据的医院定期检测计划,但我们仍然让工作人员在不知情的情况下在医院周围走动。”1cO世界播


Some doctors at Glasgow Royal Infirmary have raised concerns about the difficulties of controlling Covid infection in older buildings 1cO世界播


Earlier this month senior doctors at Glasgow Royal Infirmary wrote a letter expressing concern at the difficulty of controlling the spread of the virus, particularly in older hospital buildings. 1cO世界播


A Scottish government spokesperson acknowledged the increase but said transmission of Covid-19 was more likely in any closed settings, including within hospitals. 1cO世界播


"Since the outbreak of the pandemic, we have worked hard to ensure that infection prevention and control measures in hospital and other care settings are robust and we expect our health boards to have the highest standards," the spokesperson said. 1cO世界播


"We already have strong measures in place, such as the appropriate use of PPE, extended use of face masks and coverings, physical distancing and outbreak management, as well as risk assessed patient care pathways to help guide the implementation of measures for safe and effective care. 1cO世界播


"We are also already testing frontline staff where there is clinical advice to do so and, as stated in the clinical review of our testing strategy, we intend to scale-up this up, in line with rising testing capacity, to roll-out routine testing to additional asymptomatic groups - including frontline NHS staff." 1cO世界播


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