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US architect criticises Irish hospitals over MRSA

A leading US architect has said that Irish hospitals are not designed to the best standards to prevent the spread of the MRSA superbug.

24th March, 2007

New-York based Frank Sequino, now retired, worked for almost 50 years on design of healthcare facilities. He said hospitals should be designed for ‘‘formal isolation’’ but, having examined parts of the Irish healthcare sector, he said this did not exist in Irish hospitals.

‘‘The patient, if suspected to be carrying any communicable disease, should be taken to a special room within a room,” he said. ‘‘Any entry into the inner room should...

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