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'Death on the wards'



Health boards in Scotland have revealed the number of C.diff cases they recorded from December 2007 to May 2008.

BBC Scotland's Investigations team requested the information from NHS boards, covering questions from the distance between beds in wards to whether all staff had received infection control training.

Overall, 3,174 C.diff cases were recorded between December 2007 and May 2008 at 38 hospitals.

RECORDED CLOSTRIDIUM DIFFICILE CASES
NHS Board Hospital % Single Rooms Bed Space % at 2.4m Cleaning budget per bed in real terms (Up/Down) Maintenance per bed in real terms (Up/Down) Infection control training in last year Have all staff had infection control training? C.diff cases Dec 07-May 08
Galloway Com 29 100 7,020
(UP)
1,562
(Up)
100% Yes 16
Vale of Leven 17 By Dec 2008 7,261
(Down)
5,561
(Up)
20% No 58
Hairmyres 28 100 4,130
(Down)
3,744
(Up)
- New starts 157
Aberdeen Royal 16 - 4,885
(Down)
3,803
(Down)
50% No 294
Woodend Gen 12 - 4,300
(Down)
2,266
(Down)
50% No 121
Victoria Inf 7 64 2,261
(Down)
2,321
(Up)
20% No 122
Victoria Hosp - - - - - - 93
Stobhill 12 73 5,297
(Up)
4,361
(Up)
20% No 118
Wishaw Gen 36 100 3,558
(Up)
3,501
(Down)
- New
starts
144
Queen Margaret - - - - - - 126
Western Gen - 100 6,060
(Down)
11,876
(Down)
250 across board No 163
Crosshouse 27 100 4,904
(Down)
3,947
(Down)
- - 143
Edinburgh Royal Inf - 100 4,355
(Down)
11,876
(Down)
250 across board No 210
Ayr Hosp 23 100 5,174
(Down)
3,274
(Down)
- - 79
Forth Valley, Falkirk & Stirling 15 100 5,021
(Down)
2,572
(Down)
12% No 158
Ninewells 15 100 4,223
(Up)
4,420
(Down)
- No 191
Monklands Dist 21 1 4,400
(Down)
3,037
(Down)
- New
starts
117
West Inf/Gartnavel 27 91 4,300 (Down)
/4,794 (Up)
2,266 (Down)
/2,604
(Up)
20% No 185
St John's Hosp - 100 5,592
(Up)
11,876
(Down)
250 across board No 55
Borders Gen 20 100 6,376
(Up)
6,591
(Down)
- - 56
Inverclyde Royal 22 100 5,288
(Up)
4,000
(Down)
20% No 56
Southern Gen 16 79 2,763
(Up)
3,239
(Up)
20% No 115
Royal Alexandra 16 75 3,855
(Down)
2,012
(Up)
20% No 88
Dumfries and Galloway 19 100 4,587
(Down)
8,914
(Down)
100% Yes 49
Glasgow Royal 19 75 4,244
(Up)
3,901
(Up)
20% No 120
Raigmore 15 100 3,683
(Up)
4,092
(Up)
- New starts 64
Perth Royal 24 100 5,331
(Up)
5,217
(Down)
- No 32
Dr Gray's Hosp 28 - 4,500
(Down)
3,865
(Down)
50% No 18
Belford Hosp 1.5 100 5,784
(Down)
3,374
(Down)
- - 5
Caithness Gen 26 100 4,624
(Up)
4,388
(Up)
- - 6
Western Isles - - - - - - 7
Forth Park - - - - - - 1
Uist and Barra - - - - - - 1
Golden Jubilee - - - - - - 2
Lorn & Island Dist 31 100 3,595
(Up)
2,706
(Down)
- New starts 2
Gilbert Bain 26 90 11,980
(Up)
- - Every 18 months 1
Balfour Hosp 27 67 9,104
(Up)
149.25
(Down)
100% Yes 1
St Brendan's Co Hosp - - - - - - 0
TOTAL 3,174
Source: Figures resulting from a BBC Scotland FOI request



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