NHS Unable to Get Superbugs Under Control

by Rajshri on  June 16, 2008 at 2:35 PM Hospital News   - G J E 4
 NHS Unable to Get Superbugs Under Control
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.

Source: Medindia

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