“It is vital that infection be tightly controlled through hospital trusts and that all frontline personnel have access to ongoing, regular routine testing. Ministers must take measures to eliminate hospital-acquired COVID infections.”
Since August, NHS Trusts across the country have reported numbers of “potential” Covid-19 infections acquired in hospitals – known as nosocomial infections.
The Telegraph analyzed data provided to NHS England by hospital funds with A&E departments that have treated more than 100 Covid-19 patients since August, to see which hospitals have reported large numbers of hospital-acquired infections.
The highest incidence of cases is Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust; Followed by Epsom University Hospitals and St Helier NHS Trust with 37 per cent (146 cases); And Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, 34 percent (91 cases).
The Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust record that 100 of the patients treated for Covid-19 – or nearly 22 percent – contracted an infection from the hospital.
Become confidence Focusing national attention In the fall when it was responsible for more than a third of all inpatient coronavirus deaths in England at the start of September.
An investigation was launched after the Trust, which houses only one hospital, recorded a sudden and unexplained rise in coronavirus deaths in a week in September.
NHS Improvement staff visited the site and it is understood that the Trust Board has been advised that infection control measures are “in order.”
However, after speaking to more than 20 families of those who were treated in the hospital, The Telegraph found that in some cases, paramedics allegedly failed to separate patients with symptoms of the Coronavirus from those admitted to public wards – a violation. Clear NHS guidance.