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EDM (Early Day Motion) 402A1: tabled on 27 June 2005

Tabled in the 2005-06 session.

This motion has been signed by 16 Members. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Mr Andrew Lansley on 23 June 2005. This is amendment number 1.

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Suggested amendment

after `poor' insert `further notes that many of the dirtiest hospitals are cleaned under out-sourced arrangements originating in the time of the last Conservative government's enthusiastic promotion of compulsory competitive tendering'.

Original motion text

That this House congratulates and supports the Nursing Times magazine for its `Keep it Clean: back nurses to fight infection' campaign to support nurses in cutting rates of MRSA and other healthcare-associated infections (HAIs); notes that a survey carried out by the magazine found that over one-quarter of nurses rate cleaning services as `poor' or `very poor', that three-quarters say unrestricted visiting rules contribute to HAIs, that three-quarters do not have access to an in-house laundry at work, that half do not have a designated area for changing, and that two out of five say they do not have enough time to clean beds between patients; and calls on the Government to give nurses the appropriate power to enable them to fight HAIs.