Patients half as likely to contract hospital infections at Epsom, St Helier and Sutton hospitals

Wimbledon Guardian: Patients are half as likely to contract hospital infections at Epsom, St Helier and Sutton hospitals as patients at the average hospital Patients are half as likely to contract hospital infections at Epsom, St Helier and Sutton hospitals as patients at the average hospital

Patients at Epsom, St Helier and Sutton hospitals are half as likely to contract a hospital infection as patients at the average hospital, according to a new report.

Figures in the Health Protection Agency’s national report show that, on average, six per cent of patients will have a healthcare associated infection, such as MRSA or Clostridium difficile, during a hospital stay - but the figure for Epsom, St Helier and Sutton hospitals is three per cent.

Pippa Hart, director of nursing, said: "These new figures are great news for our patients and visitors, and are testament to the hard work that all of our staff, from our cleaning teams to our doctors and nurses, have put in to driving down infections. 

It’s also thanks to our patients and visitors, who are obviously careful to follow our infection prevention rules.

"However, we all know that just one infection is one too many, so we can’t be complacent."

 

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7:00pm Tue 25 Sep 12

lilacgeorge says...

....and still they wanna close us down :(
....and still they wanna close us down :( lilacgeorge

7:25pm Mon 1 Oct 12

TheAmazingHowie says...

"However, we all know that just one infection is one too many" This is the type of attitude I like seeing! It's this attitude that holds the first step to lowering infection rates.
"However, we all know that just one infection is one too many" This is the type of attitude I like seeing! It's this attitude that holds the first step to lowering infection rates. TheAmazingHowie

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