PERFORMANCE: The trust has exceeded its annual target limit for MRSA infections, its commissioners have reported.

The performance report to the NHS Merseyside board on 15 November states: “Southport & Ormskirk have had four infections against a target of two and have exceeded their annual target.”

It adds that the healthcare-acquired infections (HCAI) lead for the Merseyside primary care trust ‘cluster’ is ‘working closely with leads at [the foundation] hospital to support preventative work.