NHS will fail to meet MRSA target

The government’s strategy for halving the number of hospital superbug infections was in disarray yesterday after a leaked internal memo to Patricia Hewitt, the health secretary, revealed doubt as to whether the target could ever be met.

Liz Woodeson, the director of health protection, warned Ms Hewitt that the three-year target to halve MRSA infections by April 2008 was likely to be missed. “Although the numbers are coming down, we are not on course to meet that target and there is some doubt over whether it is in fact achievable,” she wrote in October.

NHS will fail to meet MRSA target, says memo | Health | SocietyGuardian.co.uk


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