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"Procedures do not appear to be followed with VRE."

About: Lyell McEwin Hospital / Emergency Department

(as a relative),

My ex-son-in-law was regularly hospitalised (he's given up now, it seems that the Dr's still don't know what is wrong with him) & we think during that time contracted VRE. From our understanding this means he was supposed to be isolated in hospital & the emergency cubicle/room fully cleaned before anyone else was put in there. I lost count of the number of times I was sitting in a cubicle waiting for him to be brought back from one procedure or another, with a "stop" sign pinned to the curtain, only to have the staff I saw in emergency remove the sign & tell me he was now in another cubicle, while immediately wheeling another patient into the cubicle without apparently any cleaning having occurred. This is one of the ways VRE is transmitted.

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