The Healthcare Commission has warned that almost 25
percent of NHS Trusts are losing the battle to control superbugs.
Some 103 trusts in England and Wales are failing to meet hygiene
standards like tackling hospital infections such as MRSA and clostridium
difficile, the report said, adding that 67 trusts among the 103 were the
culprits last year as well.
Maidstone and Tunbridge NHS Trust was once again under
the scanner after 90 patients died from C-diff in 2005-6. The report also said
that 39.7 percent of trusts were meeting the standards fully.
Our main message is
not that we expect NHS trusts to be closed but that there's ten months for
these trusts to work very hard at bedding these hygiene code duties into
place," said Healthcare Commission chief executive Anna Walker.