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Infection control

Member of staff using a soap dispenser
Member of staff using a soap dispenser

The dedication and commitment of our staff and volunteers has been the driving force behind another consecutive year of reducing healthcare acquired infections, including MRSA and Clostridium difficile.

Their professionalism has ensured we met the standards set by the Government and, as a result, further improved the confidence our patients and local people have in the cleanliness and safety of our hospitals.

In 2008-09, we had recorded our lowest number of cases of MRSA (bacteraemia) and Clostridium difficile ever. In 2009-10, we cut cases of both MRSA and Clostridium difficile even further with 31 and 112 cases respectively. In 2010-11, we reported 11 cases of MRSA and 89 cases of Clostridium difficile - a record year for the Trust for a third year running.

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