At MTW we promise to keep you as safe as possible from avoidable infections.As part of that promise, we publish information about Clostridium difficile, MSSA and MRSA bloodstream infections at our hospitals on a weekly basis. By necessity, the infection rates refer to any cases we have seen the previous week.
We understand that hospital infections are a serious concern to patients who want to be reassured that we are doing our best to protect them.
Our hospitals follow national best practice to ensure any patient who develops an infection is appropriately nursed and cared for. We do this for the patient’s own wellbeing and to protect other patients.
You can help us prevent avoidable infections by cleaning your hands when you enter and leave our wards. By working together, we can make our hospitals some of the safest in the country.
If you have any questions about infection prevention, please ask a member of staff in our hospitals or contact our infection prevention team on 01622 227210.
Weekly figures 2013
13 April to 19 May 2013
Tunbridge Wells Hospital: