HEU calls for overhaul of hospital cleaning audits
Burnaby Hospital passed audits despite ongoing C. diff. outbreak
March 1, 2012
The Hospital Employees’ Union says that B.C.’s annual hospital housekeeping audits fail to provide health care decision-makers and the public with a complete picture of the state of hospital cleanliness in this province.
The union notes that Burnaby Hospital surpassed established cleaning standards according to independent audits conducted in 2009 through mid-2011, despite the fact that the hospital was experiencing endemic rates of C. difficile infections at the same time.