Latest Infection Data
The Department of Health measures the number of patients with MRSA bacteraemia (blood stream infections). During 2013/14 there were no MRSA positive patients with bacteraemia.
Clostridium difficile (C.Diff)
Hinchingbrooke has been successful in reducing the number of C. diff positive cases since 2009. During 2009/2010 there were 73 patients with C. diff in the Trust. During 2012/13, the Trust had only 7 patients with C. diff.
Last year (2013/14), there were 6 patients with C. diff in the Trust and we continue to work hard to reduce the risk of our patients developing C. diff.
This year (2014/15) there has been 3 cases of C.dff against a target of 7.
The reduction in numbers is due to:
- Isolation of suspected and confirmed cases in single rooms.
- Rapid treatment of C. diff cases.
- Prudent antibiotic prescribing.
- Enhanced environmental cleaning and strict hand hygiene.