MRSA Action UK: Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
Wednesday, 10 October 2012
Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
Time to be confirmed on request
Infection Prevention Masterclass
East Surrey Hospital
10th October 2012
Derek Butler will give the patient experience of MRSA
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Health minister Andy Burnham has insisted the government can still meet its target to cut rates of hospital superbug MRSA, after a leaked memo shows the NHS is set to miss it.
The battle against MRSA is showing signs of success, with cases down by a third compared to last year.
The Department of Health's (DoH) attempts to combat hospital 'super bugs' have achieved mixed results.
The new health secretary Alan Johnson has admitted the government failed to carry NHS professionals on past reforms.
NHS hospitals are likely to miss targets to complete deep cleaning operations by the end of March.
The government has today hit back at the Conservatives' new health reform plans, saying their pledge to scrap NHS targets would result in an increase in MRSA.
More than 200 hospital trusts have been branded "weak" in the way they manage their resources under tough new performance ratings by the Healthcare Commission.
Only a third of NHS trusts are fully complying with patient safety alerts, campaigners has claimed.
A widespread failure across the NHS to comply with patient safety standards has been described as "shocking" by the Action Against Medical Accidents (AvMA) charity.
Hundreds of thousands of older people are suffering from malnutrition in hospitals - partly because nurses do not have the time to help them eat, a new report warns.