PERFORMANCE: The number of C difficile cases reported by Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group had reached 28 by the end of January – eight above the target of 20 for the year with two months still remaining.

This was an increase on 24 reported at the end of November.

The figures were presented at a March meeting of the CCG’s Governing Body.

Papers state: “Of the total, nine were associated with Isle of Wight Acute Trust, one with Portsmouth Hospital Trust and the remainder occurred within the broader CCG community.”