At Thompson’s we would like to reassure all our clients that as far as possible we are operating as normal. The health and safety of our staff and clients is our primary concern during this outbreak and as such we are reviewing the situation on a regular basis and will be adapting our working practices following government guidelines. However, we have had to make some minor changes to how we are doing things.

Following Government guidelines, we have temporarily closed all of our offices and our staff are now all working from home using secure technologies to ensure they are able to continue to progress with existing and new cases as normal. All face to face meetings have been cancelled, however we are continuing to hold these meetings via phone and video calls. All the team are contactable on their direct dial numbers and email should you need to speak with your solicitor, please do not hesitate to talk to us about anything during this time.

We know these are uncertain and unsettling times for many of our clients, and the wider population, and things might look a little different for the foreseeable future. But our focus remains on our dedication, knowledge and strength that we provide to all our clients. We will continue to provide updates over the coming days and weeks in accordance with official guidelines and to keep everyone informed of the situation.

As always, for any concerns, advice and updates on your case; Talk to Thompsons.

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My friends at Thompsons have been involved in the Public Inquiry investigating the deaths of the people who were affected by C-Difficile in the Vale of Leven Hospital.  Following that outbreak several measures were put into place by the government to try and prevent any future outbreaks.

I was therefore very shocked to see that Ninewells Hospital has been criticised after inspectors criticised their current hygiene and infection control procedures.  The Healthcare Environment Inspectorate (HEI) report on Ninewells Hospital in Dundee found poor compliance with hand hygiene rules, soiled equipment marked as clean, overfilled dirty linen bags.  Their report also highlighted concerns about a patient with MRSA who was being treated on a ward with other patients.  The Inspectors said that they were not assured that all senior charge nurses were confident in local infection control standards of practice and policy.

Inspectors also reported that they saw some staff not wearing aprons and gloves when changing bed linen; poor cases of hand hygiene, with medical staff wearing long sleeved tops and lack of alcohol hand gel in some wards.  They also saw overfilled dirty linen bags in several wards.

Mrs Thom is due to go into hospital shortly and I was horrified reading about this.  I hope that her experience in hospital will go smoothly.  I hope I don’t see what some of the inspectors saw or there will be trouble!! 

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