PERFORMANCE: Frimley Park Hospital Foundation Trust had already got through a quarter of the Clostridium difficile cases it is allowed for the 2013-14 year, board papers reveal.  

The papers, from June, note that the trust had a C. diff target of no more than eight cases.

Dr Ian Fry, trust director of infection prevention and control, said since April there had been two C. diff cases reported against a “challenging full-year target of no more than eight”.

The board noted that one case was being formally challenged as it had been acquired in the community.

“New prevention measures had been introduced which included a senior level review of antibiotics for high risk patients with a length of stay over seven days,” the report also said.

However, the report stated that zero MRSA bacteraemia cases had been reported, with the exception of one unavoidable case.