NURSES failing to wash their hands were today blamed for some of the hundreds of deaths a year in UK hospitals from the MRSA superbug.
A shock study said basic hygiene failures in hospitals were increasing the risk of deadly infections such as MRSA.
But a Scots nurses' union leader said "absolutely filthy" wards across Scotland were to blame, rather than staff.
Around 70% of nurses blame ward under-staffing for the spread of healthcare associated infections (HAIs) - with some admitting they don't have time to wash their hands regularly.
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