Performance: Infection prevention & control

Clostridium difficile

The Trust reported a total of 30 C. difficile infections in 2019/20. A multidisciplinary Root Cause Analysis (RCA) investigation is undertaken for all Trust-attributed cases of C. difficile, with the consultant in charge of care, the consultant microbiologist, lead nurse infection prevention and control, ward sister and responsible matron forming a panel as part of the process. All RCAs are reviewed by the Director of Infection Prevention and Control and, in turn, presented to the CCG to establish whether there were any lapses in care.