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Infection prevention and control

As a Trust we have policies and guidelines to prevent and control infections.

Clostridium difficile

We have had to report episodes of Clostridium difficile (C. diff) in all patients ages 65 and over since January 2004.  From April 2007 this was extended to include all episodes in patients aged two years and over.

MRSA blood infections

Surveillance and recording of Meticillin-resistant Stapyhlococcus aureus (MRSA) blood infection (bacteraemia) has been mandatory for all NHS acute trusts in England since April 2004.  Our target for 2016/17 is zero tolerance.

Please click on the link below to see more information about C.diff and MRSA at Southend Hospital and to read our information leaflets