Stomach-turning hygiene lapses at Craigavon Hospital

BLOOD and faecal stains on window sills and handrails; hair, cobwebs and dust gathering on surfaces; and grime building up on storage containers - these are some of the hygiene lapses revealed by a recent inspection report at Craigavon Area Hospital.

The revelations come at a time when hospital hygiene is under unprecedented scrutiny following the pseudomonas outbreak, which led to the deaths of four babies across Northern Ireland.