PERFORMANCE: Barnsley Hospital Foundation Trust is missing its stretch target for preventing C difficile cases.

The trust has an internal “stretch target” of 47 cases in the year. But it has recorded 42 in the year to date, which is within its strategic health authority agreed target, but six cases above the internal target.

This has required immediate action including detailed root cause analysis reviews, both internally and with the commissioners.

A detailed C difficile focused action plan has been developed and has already begun to be implemented.