Hospital praised over superbug battle

STAFF at a Suffolk hospital have been praised for getting tough on superbugs.

STAFF at a Suffolk hospital have been praised for getting tough on superbugs.

The West Suffolk Hospital managed to hit challenging targets for keeping levels of MRSA and Clostridium difficile (C-diff) as low as possible in 2008/09.

During the 2008/09, 11 cases of MRSA were recorded at the hospital against a maximum target of 13. The trust also hit its target for reducing the number of cases of C-diff recorded at the hospital.

The 2008/09 ceiling for cases in patients aged over 65 stood at 113, with West Suffolk recording a total of 72 for the year.


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The news comes after The Evening Star reported earlier this month that Ipswich Hospital had met its targets for infection control, but that in community healthcare NHS Suffolk has recorded many more cases of C-diff than it planned for.

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