We understand that many patients are concerned about hospital acquired infections such as MRSA and C-difficile (C.diff) when they come into hospital.
At Warrington and Halton hospitals, infection control is our number one priority and the numbers of infections at our hospitals has reduced by over 90% in the last five years. Your hospitals are cleaner and safer than ever.
We have a proactive approach to infection control which saw just three cases of hospital acquired MRSA at our hospitals over the whole of last year (April 2014-March 2015). It has also seen Halton General Hospital be entirely free of hospital acquired MRSA infection for over six years.
Despite the hospitals treating more patients than ever, our rates of the more common C.diff infection reduced significantly last year. There were 31 cases across the hospitals over the course of the year.
On these pages we aim to provide you with practical and factual information on infection and infection control. We don't want patients to be scared or put off coming to hospital by the relatively low risk that hospital infections present - but at the same time we want you to be fully informed. We also need your help and support to reduce the risk of infection further.
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