During November and December I visited the Queen Elizabeth Hospital three times for treatment and noticed a new hand wash facility had been installed just inside the main entrance, a very good idea as the recent “super bugs” cannot be controlled by the standard hand sprays.
On my last visit on December 1, I had to wait 30 minutes to be collected by my wife, so I sat in the waiting area at the main entrance and people-watched. What an experience, 95per cent of staff, visitors and patients totally ignored the new hand wash machines which supplied soap, warm water and paper towels.
This must be very frustrating for management who are trying hard to cut down on people being infected. If people do get infected they will immediately blame the hospital. We should have a system where those who refuse to wash their hand should not be allowed entry.
Carl English, Kilhams Way, King’s Lynn