October 8, 2009
Following an unannounced inspection on the 2nd September, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has reported that the Royal Surrey is fully compliant with every aspect of the new regulation and hygiene code.
The CQC spent a day inspecting the hospital and interviewing staff and found no concerns with any of the 15 infection control criteria on which the Trust was assessed. During 2009/10 over half of all the Trusts in the country will undergo an unannounced CQC inspection.
Following the inspection the CQC found no evidence that the Trust has breached the regulation to protect patients, workers and others from the risks of acquiring a healthcare-associated infection.
Dr Christopher Tibbs, Royal Surrey Medical Director and Director of Infection Prevention and Control, said:
"This is fantastic news for the Royal Surrey. Every member of staff works incredibly hard to ensure our patients are protected from infection.
"The result of this inspection shows that the Trust has taken huge steps forward from the beginning of the year when the Royal Surrey was registered with the CQC with conditions. The Trust successfully appealed against the conditions and was registered as fully compliant in April this year.
"Our infection rates for the current year also demonstrate that our approach to infection control is having a huge impact. Since April we have only one patient with a hospital associated MRSA bacteraemia and in September for the first time ever there were no cases of hospital associated C.difficile. This is all down to the commitment of all staff to protecting patients against the risk of infection."
To see the report please click here.
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