Bring out your dead! Reporting Scotland’s plague on journalism and the NHS
by Talking-Up Scotland | 20 Mar 2019 |
‘Infection control measures here in Scotland are among the best in Europe but it’s impossible to completely guarantee that hospitals are safe.’
That is of course, the headline we should be hearing and it’s a truth closer to the shared experience and information needs of most viewers but by that time, the damage had been done with:
‘Around 10% of health care infections detected over the past three years are likely to be linked to NHS buildings.’
How informed do we feel after hearing that? Is 10% a lot? Is it lower than elsewhere? Is it falling over time? How likely is likely?