PERFORMANCE: Surrey and Sussex Healthcare Trust chief executive has warned staff that two MRSA cases in two weeks is “completely unacceptable”.

In his weekly message on 25 November, chief executive Michael Wilson said: “Last Friday was European Antibiotic Awareness day and I said then that any healthcare acquired infection is one too many and we must ensure that we do all we can to limit transmission of these infections.

“We have had two MRSA infections in the last two weeks, one involving a central intravenousline and the other a peripheral intravenous line,” he said.

“This is completely unacceptable. We must have a zero tolerance approach to the care of IV lines.”