The Health Service Executive in Ireland has released a report on key findings and recommendations relating to a “probable outbreak of Clostridium difficile at the Midwestern Regional Hospital Ennis (MWRHE) in March-April of 2007.”
Interestingly (and, perhaps, reassuringly?), there is little in the report that distinguishes it from a similar report that might be found in the NHS. In particular, there is the usual call for better infection control processes and procedures together with improved general management and, of course, governance over infection control.
The full report – Review of Increased Identification of Clostridium Difficile at Ennis General Hospital 2007 – can be downloaded here.