The NFID Clinical Update emphasizes the urgent need for prevention steps to reduce the growing burden of C-diff
infection in the population.
She died, aged 56, after contracting superbug C-diff
in Treliske Hospital, Truro.
Realistically it may be a year or even two before Alice, who has recovered from the C-diff
infection she had, would be able to go home - and Lisa still hasn't been given a definitive answer on whether she ever will be.
She has fought off infections including C-Diff
, three bouts of Rhino virus and Rota Virus twice.
But in a report to tomorrow's board meeting Tracey Cooper, assistant director of nursing, who has responsibility for infection control, says the number of new cases of c-diff
has risen, mainly at the Maelor Hospital, Wrexham, and in Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor.
Hospital-acquired infections are a very real issue and we feel that we should be taking every opportunity to kill multi-drug resistant organisms such as MRSA (methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus) and C-diff
(which can cause symptoms ranging from diarrhea to life-threatening inflammation of the colon),'' he said in an email.
The figures show 91 did not hit the target for lowering levels of C-diff
proven your ability of identifying C-diff
at a distance, using only your nose.
Hospital bosses have purchased four specialist deep cleaning machines to help combat notorious bug C-Diff
- two at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary (HRI) and two at Calderdale Royal Hospital (CRH).
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It later emerged he was suffering from the C-diff
MRSA and C-diff
are at an all-time low in the North East - MRSA having been reduced by 88% and C-diff