Clear labels are vital for hospitals

03rd September 2013 - Fine Cut

Ensuring hospitals have clear and concise labelling across wards and pharmacies is absolutely vital for the safety of both patients and members of staff alike.

While providing members of the public and medical employees with accurate information about particular medications, correct labelling can also be utilised to ensure workers can safely carry out their daily tasks without putting their lives in danger.

By selecting Fine Cut, medical professionals can choose from a wide range of solutions that cater to a variety of uses - including both medical equipment identification to the tracking of patients through the entire healthcare system.

Our products are resistant against moisture, chemicals and extreme temperatures, meaning they are suitable for use in a wide variety of conditions. All of which will improve the health and safety of your medical establishment, while protecting the wellbeing of patients and staff.

Here at Fine Cut, we appreciate the importance of promoting a high standard of hygiene in hospitals and clinics - whether this is through adequate cleaning or highlighting the importance of cleanliness to employees.

One hospital that failed to protect members of the public from a potentially-fatal illness has been prosecuted for putting lives in danger.

The Health and Safety Executive prosecuted Basildon University Hospital after eight patients contracted Legionnaire's disease between 2004 and 2010. Two individuals who caught the illness then died in 2007 and 2010.

After pleading guilty to breaching Section 3 of the Health and Safety at Work Act for failing to protect visitors and patients, the hospital will be sentenced at Chelmsford Crown Court.

Despite the deaths, officials from the establishment said no cases of Legionnaire's had been reported since 2011.

Hospitals have the responsibility to ensure the wellbeing of members of the public and employees at all time - and failure to do so could hold serious implications for future operations.

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