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Queens Hospital Romford: Infectious Diseases

Volume 471: debated on Thursday 31 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what additional resources will be allocated to Queen’s hospital, Romford under the Government’s recent announcement of extra staff to tackle hospital infections. (179670)

The £45 million additional funding is allocated to primary care trusts for 2008-09 and will enable each hospital trust to employ two infection control nurses, two isolation nurses and an antimicrobial pharmacist. It is for Barking, Havering and Redbridge hospitals NHS trust, of which Queen’s hospital, Romford is part of, to decide on actual staff numbers in light of their specific local hygiene and infection needs and existing staff levels.