Uniform infection

Infection in some hospitals and medical environments is abominable.

In most cases washing hands with alcohol gel will reduce the transfer of infection to a minimum.

As David Hodgson highlighted (Letters, 28 July) staff moving around with dirty hands, gloves and the like will transfer infection very quickly.

However, when are the infection control teams and management going to wake up to the fact that infection is transferred from staff uniforms?

Hospitals no longer have staff changing rooms so nurses and auxiliaries wear their uniforms and shoes to and from home — clean or dirty. Hospital managements should wake up to the fact that infection could be cut by providing changing facilities and clean uniforms at work for staff to change into.

Ray Edwards