PERFORMANCE: Plymouth Hospitals Trust has reported low rates of healthcare associated infections against its accepted quota.

In December there were no cases of hospital apportioned MRSA bacteraemia and just one case of Clostridium Difficile against trajectories of 1 and 8 respectively.

Year to date the number of MRSA cases is three against a trajectory of seven; the number of Clostridium Difficile cases is 24 against a trajectory of 85.