On 27 November, Health First Europe together with MEP Christofer Fjellner (EPP, Sweden) organised a follow-up roundtable debate on Advancing patient safety in the EU: Reducing healthcare associated infections in the European Parliament from 14.00 – 16.30. This event brought together high-level stakeholder to discuss the current state of infection control in Europe and the next steps for reducing HCAIs.
The timely discussion came after the publication of the European Commission’s report on 15 November 2012 and looked at the current status of Member States’ implementation of the recommendations on HCAIs. Focusing on the current status of infection control based on the evidence included in the report, the discussion quickly moved towards the next steps for implementing the recommendations and reducing HCAIs.
Panelists included the World Health Organization, the European Commission, the European Parliament and the German Society for Hospital Hygiene.
Please find below the full event summary: