PERFORMANCE: The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital has had no MRSA blood stream infections (bacteraemias) for more than a year.

Chief executive Anna Dugdale said: “This is the first time in the history of NNUH that we have achieved a whole ‘MRSA free’ year. We cannot afford to be complacent and our fight against infections is relentless. However, this is an exciting milestone and the result of the consistent application of simple but strict infection control practices by all our staff.”

Dr Ngozi Elumogo, director of infection prevention and control, said: “We have developed a series of additional measures such as universal patient screening programmes, real time electronic communications, regular clinical reviews, audits, staff training and timely feedback which have helped us to maintain high standards.”