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Ramsey seeking clarification on apparent hygiene failings at neo-natal unit

5 March, 2012 - by Sue Ramsey

West Belfast Sinn Féin MLA Sue Ramsey said she is seeking clarification from the Department of Health following a media report claiming that hygiene failings were raised at the neo-natal unit at the Royal Jubilees Maternity Hospital weeks before three babies died from the pseudomonas infection.

The report said that concerns were raised about sinks at the hospital well before the babies died.

Sue Ramsey, who is also chair of the Assembly’s Health Committee said once the report was brought to her attention she has immediately sought clarification from the Department of Health.

Sue Ramsey said:

“I have asked officials to get me a copy of the internal audit and if it is the case that these hygiene failings have been over looked then there are serious questions to be answered.

“With this in mind I have requested an urgent meeting with the Department of Health.”

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