Hospital workers need better washing instructions

UK hospital uniforms are washed in temperatures too cool to kill bacteria, highlighting a significant infection-control issue.

A study of four large hospitals shows that half the staff are not washing their uniforms at a recommended temperature of 6OC and  40% wash their uniforms with other clothing, risking cross-contamination.

More than a quarter admit to not washing their uniforms every day.

The researchers are now calling for

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