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Saturday, May 29, 2010

UK : Hospital starting to beat the superbugs

Via Northwest Evening News :

" FURNESS General Hospital has enjoyed its most successful year yet in the fight against infections.

The University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust, which runs the hospital, met government targets for the number of patients with superbugs MRSA and clostridium difficile across its hospitals in the last financial year.

There were 12 cases of MRSA across UHMBT, four of which were at FGH. This is the first year the trust has met that target since it was set.

There were 24 cases in 2006/2007 and 20 cases in the financial years 2007/2008 and 2008/2009.

There were 85 cases of clostridium difficile across the whole of the trust from April last year to April this year, which is well within the target of 192 cases."

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