Focus: Infection Control

Hartlepool healthcare facilities sees 27 percent drop in C. diff. infections

January 14, 2019

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust in the U.K. has reported a 27 percent reduction in patients presenting with hospital acquired infection, despite the increase in reported community acquired infection which has shown a 32 percent rise, according to an article on the Hartlepool Mail website. 

The trust has put in place a comprehensive reduction program to deliver this reduction, according to trust officials. 

This includes a focus on improving hand hygiene and robust analysis following each reported case of C Diff. to identify any areas for improvement. 

In addition to this, staff work to reduce the risk of cross infection once cases arise by focusing on enhanced environmental cleaning and barrier nursing procedures.

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