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16 May 2008 at 16:39
The most recently released figures from the Health Protection Agency show our consistent approach to hospital acquired infections continues to pay off and that once again we have the lowest rates of MRSA and C.diff in the North West. During the quarter October to December 2007, Southport & Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust has had the fewest cases of hospital acquired MRSA in any quarter since September 2006, with only one case. This continues the current downward trend that has been on-going for nearly nine months. For the same period there has also been a fall in the number of cases of clostridium difficile, with a drop from 32 cases to 21 cases.

These figures show that over the years that we have had to report to the Department of Health, we have consistently had the lowest number of cases in the North West and among the lowest nationally.

“It is pleasing to see that the day-to-day effort put in by all staff continues to have an effect,” commented Geraldine Boocock, Director of Infection Control. “The enhanced screening and additional isolation facilities have helped us to maintain our position in the fight against hospital acquired infections. It is currently 188 days since the last hospital acquired case of MRSA and this is down to the hard work of all staff and the co-operation of our visitors in washing their hands when they enter and leave the wards.”


Issued by Matthew King, Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust.

Enquiries to: Matthew King Tel: 01704 704714
E-mail: matthew.king@southportandormskirk.nhs.uk