PERFORMANCE: The C Difficile target at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust has been exceeded.

A PCT Cluster board paper says: “the most up to date notifications now show 16 cases of Hospital acquired C diff, already significantly exceeding the target of 9. The CCG has worked with the Trust around joint antibiotic prescribing policies and at the December QPG we asked for their updated Trust action plan for C diff prevention.

“We believe that the final figure for the year is likely to be similar to last year’s 21 cases. AFT They have also asked for support from the National Public Health director who has agreed to
send a support team to Airedale. The trust has been asked to provide an updated C.diff action plan The position is also due to be discussed at the Airedale Infection Control Committee meeting in February.”