West Suffolk Hospital hits targets

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WEST Suffolk Hospital has hit its targets for reducing infections, waiting times and patient mortality rates, according to figures published today.

End-of-year figures discussed by the hospital’s Trust Board show that just one case of the MRSA blood infection and 23 cases of clostridium difficile (C. diff) were recorded during 2011 and 2012 - below the targeted threshold.

Targets set for treating and discharging patients, for cancelled operations and reducing falls were also hit.

Stephen Graves, Chief Executive at the hospital, said: “We are really pleased with our performance across the year, which shows that patients using West Suffolk are receiving a consistent service and fast, effective and safe treatment.

“Despite these achievements, we will not become complacent.

“We recognise that we do not always get things right and will continue to learn from the feedback we receive from patient, families and relatives,” he added.

For more on West Suffolk Hospital’s end-of-year figures see next week’s Bury Free Press.