90 Deaths Related to Hospital Bug C-difficile

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A Damning report says inadequate levels of care and hygiene caused 90 deaths at Maidstone and Tunbridge NHS Trust Hospitals.

The Clostridium difficile (C-diff) bacterium was linked to 90 deaths.The C-diff outbreaks at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust were the worst yet seen in the UK. The Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust failed its patients at all levels, causing the death of 90 of them and contributing to the death of almost 200 more who’d become infected with the bug.

The fatal errors documented by the report into the Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust are not a one-off, many hospitals are still battling serious infections. As a measure to stop and prevent future infections, Gordon Brown announced that every hospital is to undergo a “deep clean”.

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