Date Published: 15 January 2009

Healthcare watchdog commends NHS progress as C.Difficile rates fall

The Healthcare Commission today (Thursday) commended NHS progress as rates of Clostridium difficile fell further.

Maggie Kemmner, Head of Safety at the Healthcare Commission, said:

"After a long struggle to control C .difficile, the NHS is at last seeing rates come down. This is great news for patients.

Constant vigilance is required to guard against rises in rates in the future. The NHS must also keep a close eye on other healthcare-associated infections that pose a risk to patients."

 

Source: The Healthcare Commission (England, UK).

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